Wellbeing-themed coffee house and bar located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Feel Good Club, has signed a 13 years lease to remain at its existing premises in Hilton House as well as expanding next door. The first of its kind, the café opened in summer 2020 within a 3186 sq ft space at the ground floor of the building, but now the new deal sees Feel Good Club take their total space to 4378 sq ft, taking over the whole retail unit on the ground floor.
The additional space is anticipated to be used to expand the coffee shop’s kitchen and their headquarters. Feel Good Club have appointed Workspace Design and Build to complete the works, with works on expanding anticipated to be completed by the end of 2022.
Aimie, who is co-founder of Feel Good Club with wife Kiera, said: “We are super excited to be growing the club only two years into business, the kitchen expansion means we can create our own baked goods, grab and go, offer evening food and extend our current brunch menu. The front of the unit is going to be our office for the brand to stock our merchandise and create content. To have the whole of the brand under one roof , in such an amazing building ,makes us feel so good.”
Designed by renowned 1960s architect Richard Seifert, the brutalist building Hilton House has been a hidden gem at the end of Hilton Street for decades. With the developer and owner CERT’s extensive refurbishment project, the building was brought back to life in 2020.
The refurbishment, which aimed to turn the building into a creative workspace, was carried out by Ancoats-based contractor Armitage Construction and designed by Buttress Architects. The works retained the building’s original features including parquet floors discovered under old carpet and terracotta ceilings hidden under plasterboard were lovingly restored.
Hilton House is an inclusive space which aligns with its tenants values, and in the last couple of years both CERT and Feel Good Club have supported various events in Hilton House such as New Normal and Manchester Pride. Regular exhibition shows were also established in Hilton House reception that showcase and support the local and up and coming artists.