Manchester’s Printworks has been granted planning permission for a huge £9m refurbishment, including Europe’s largest indoor digital ceiling.

The works to The Printworks will include new gateway entrances, lighting and signage to make it more welcoming day and night.

The digital screen will measure an incredible 1,300 square metres, creating a canvas for a fully immersive visual and audio experience.  It will be accompanied by a large interactive screen in the central pump-yard for social gaming and more.

Live Manchester reported on the proposed works to The Printworks back in November.

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This will be the first major investment in The Printworks since the entertainment complex first opened 20 years ago.  The Printworks will remain open and trading throughout the refurbishment.

Tenants at The Printworks include Bierkeller, Frankie and Bennys, Hard Rock Cafe, Treetops Adventure Golf, Vue Cinema, Wagamama and more.

A spokesperson for DTZ Investors, owners of the Printworks, commented, “The granting of the planning permission marks a huge milestone for Printworks as a landmark building within Manchester city centre for over 20 years. We have been sympathetic to the building’s heritage façade, whilst also recognising the need for technology and innovation to ensure that Printworks responds to occupier trends. Enhancements to the physical environment, alongside our latest restaurant and competitive socialising offer, will give customers a best in class immersive and memorable experience adding to the scheme’s international reputation in the leisure market.”