Albert’s Schloss co-founders plan new Northern Quarter venue Swan Street Firehouse
The team behind Swan Street Firehouse also founded Trof, Deaf Institute and Gorilla
The co-founders of Albert’s Schloss are planning to open a new Northern Quarter venue.
A licence application has been submitted for Swan Street Firehouse, a new café, bar, restaurant and event space.
It will be based inside an old MOT station on land being redeveloped by Capital & Centric and the Kamani Property Group.
The team behind the venture includes Adelaide Winter and Joel Wilkinson, who launched Thomas Street bar Trof in 2006 – an offshoot of their earlier Fallowfield cafe – along with long-time business partner Daniel Mullen.
They also opened The Deaf Institute, Gorilla and Albert Hall before joining forces with Revolution bar founders Neil McLeod and Roy Ellis to form hospitality group Mission Mars.
Together they opened Peter Street party palace Albert’s Schloss in 2015.
Joel, Adelaide and Daniel have since left Mission Mars, and Gorilla and the Deaf Institute were recently sold to bar and club operator Tokyo Industries.
Adelaide, creative director of the new venture, said: “We have been searching for the perfect site for ages and we couldn’t believe what a find the Capital & Centric site is.
“It has so much potential and we are really excited to be opening a brand new venue in the Swan Street neighbourhood.
“The flexible business model we are working with Capital & Centric on has meant that we can progress together, despite these uncertain times, creating jobs and opportunities in the city centre.
“We are still at the planning stages and more will be revealed soon.”
The all-day venue will be situated close to the Mackie Mayor food hall and legendary gig venue Band on the Wall…
Main image: Buildings on Swan Street, Manchester, England. Photo: Wikimedia Commons