Ever wondered what the huge, blue pyramid building was looming over the M60 near Stockport? Well, after sitting empty for over five years, it has been confirmed that the iconic 86,000 sq ft structure in the south of Manchester is being transformed into a massive all-you-can-eat curry house and banquet hall.
Located off Junction One of the M60, the Stockport Pyramid, owned by Eamar Developments, is arguably one of the North West’s most recognisable buildings. The iconic glass structure has not been occupied since the Co-op, which paid for the construction, moved out in 2017 and relocated to NOMA in Manchester city centre.
The Stockport pyramid was originally built as part of a ‘Valley of Kings’ project, that would’ve seen five pyramids built along the River Mersey in a nod to ancient Egypt, today it stands alone after developers went into bankruptcy. However, the huge building is getting a new lease of life as the owners of one of South Manchester’s most popular curry houses have confirmed it will be taking on the pyramid.
Royal Nawaab, an award-winning restaurant chain with roots in Levenshulme, revealed the news on social media, saying: “Unveiling the Grandeur: New Royal Nawaab Manchester Opening Summer 2024. Until we open visit our two branches in Perivale and Ilford.”
Royal Nawaab currently has two sites in London and recently closed its original 2003 restaurant on Stockport Road and was taken over by Indian restaurant Merzee. Back in July, owner Mahboob Hussain confirmed that talks with Eamar Developments were at “an advanced stage” and wanted the Stockport pyramid building to become Royal Nawaab’s “next home in the North West”.
Royal Nawaab is expected to open at the Stockport Pyramid building in Summer 2024. You can sign up to be the first to hear when the restaurant is opening here.
Royal Nawaab, The Pyramid Building, The Valley of Kings, Stockport, SK4 2JZ.