Manchester biggest garden neighbourhood, KAMPUS, has its very first resident – and it's a bloody cool one.
Situated in an ex-security cabin on stilts, opposite Canal Street, developers Capital & Centric and HBD have transformed ‘the Bungalow’ into a flexible, creative space.
Higher Ground, led by Joseph Otway and Richard Cossins, is a pop-up restaurant that will bring together North West ingredients, Manchester brewed beer and natural wines in a chilled out setting.
Joseph, ex-Head Chef of Where The Light Gets In in Stockport and ex-Relæ in Copenhagen, will be in the kitchen creating a daily changing menu, including an oxtail madras pasty - a homage to his late-night visits to Longsight.
It's set to open on Friday 21st February, where there will be beer on tap from a local brewery and a wine list to die for.
Joseph commented: “We were drawn to the Bungalow from the very beginning, and as we learnt more about KAMPUS and the focus on building a community, we knew it was the perfect fit for us.
"It’s a great opportunity to move into a casual space and share what excites us. We want to offer something that’s approachable and easy for everyone to enjoy, whilst also supporting growers and producers we are passionate about.
“We’ll be serving a small selection of beers from just down the road and we’ve put together a carefully selected list of wines to drink by the glass or bottle. Plates are going to be simple and delicious, nothing complicated, and ideal to share.”
KAMPUS is Manchester’s new garden neighbourhood, featuring 533 apartments across 5 individual buildings, with the first apartments launching in Spring 2020.
The Bungalow will also become KAMPUS’ very own village hall, supporting community uses and activities as the site reaches completion.
Higher Ground is located in the Bungalow at KAMPUS and accessed via Minshull Street. It opens on Friday 21st February with walk-ins and reservations welcome.