Manto – Trafford Centre
Manto within the Trafford Centre was opened in 1998 and appears to be a little “neater around the edges” than its sister project Manto Canal Street which is no longer open. The DJ booth has been moved to a more central location so it’s the focus of attention. The lounge area is much more luxurious with the reintroduction of a restaurant area into the main part of the bar creating three levels. Much of the bar has been done out in red leather giving the desired feeling of opulence.
The musical focus has moved away from the more commercial house music that Manto had been previously defined by and has begun to focus on RnB and deeper house sounds. There was such a buzz surrounding the reopening of Mantos and hundreds of people flocked to come and check it out. This was due to nostalgia; people had missed the place and curiosity.
Similarly to the previous works carried out at Manto situated on Canal Street the works comprised of Paul Astill’s designs and a complete fit out undertaken by Equity. We worked to such a high standard that as a result of this project we were also ask to undertake works at the Trafford Tavern also situated within the Trafford Centre.