Manchester's Memorial Hall to cater for events

The owner of the Victorian Chop House Company, which operates two restaurants in the centre of Manchester, is developing a new event space and hotel in the city.

Roger Ward has acquired the grade II listed Memorial Hall in Albert Square and plans to transform this into a restaurant, function room and boutique hotel.  

The function room, which will cater for more than 100, and the restaurant, which will seat 140, are due to open in November. The new venture will be known as The Albert Square Chop House, while the function room will retain the Memorial Hall name.  

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