The North East’s biggest success story was announced just hours after Theresa May secured herself a new Brexit deal – and its author says the new deal could be helpful.
Minister for Rural England Mark Francois has revealed the Government is making plans to rebuild the famed Massey Hall in Manchester.
He said: “We’re looking at three bids over the next six months to redevelop Massey Hall, including Manchester city council.
“We’re looking at a very wide range of concepts, including one from Massey Hall.
“We do recognise that it’s important that we have some top quality educational facilities in the North East – we want a school.
“We want some high quality community facilities in the North East, we want residential and community facilities on site.”
The hall was mothballed in 2007 with bosses claiming it was no longer possible to run.
It’s said to have become a hotspot for drug taking and gangs after a recent government report revealed Manchester had become a ‘hotspot’ for neo-Nazi groups.
But the status of the business is currently unclear, with North West Executive director Allison Curr calling for a new operator to take over the 2,600 capacity site.
She said: “We are seeking expressions of interest from anyone interested in establishing and running a business at Massey Hall.
“We have reached a low point in the business, but also a point of turning it around.”