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Great Northern - Leisure Destination

Great Northern - Leisure Destination
235 Deansgate
Manchester M3 4EN
United Kingdom
Phone: 0161 832 8136

The Grade 2* listed Great Northern Warehouse is now a lively leisure and shopping development with bustling bars, casino, cinema, gym, shops, cafes and restaurants and an elegant landscaped public square.

The Great Northern offers the ultimate in luxury leisure, entertainment and retail in Manchester city centre. Visit for more details on what is on offer.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

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