Launching in June, Hatch 2.0 will feature more street food, retail and entertainment

Manchester property giant Bruntwood have revealed phase two plans for Hatch - their pop-up, shipping container market beneath Mancunian Way on Oxford Road.

Launched in December 2017, the first phase of Hatch included a dozen repurposed containers housing local independent traders, from street food stalls to a natural wine shop and an micro-brewery and espresso bar by Northern Quarter coffee shop Takk.

Since then Bruntwood have shipped in more containers, offering vintage clothing, vinyl records, home-made crafts and Electrik Box - a mini version of Chorlton drinking institution, Electrik.

180703 Hatch Outside Oxford Road
Summer gathering at Hatch
Hatch Phase Two
Hatch will grow to almost 12,000 sq ft

Now they're proposing to extended Hatch even further beneath the Mancunian Way. Totalling almost 12,000 square feet, Bruntwood plan to create a new 'food and drink village of kiosk-style street food' and attract some 'larger and more permanent restaurant and bar operations'.

Amongst the new traders will be Hanoi 75 - who've converted a 90s double-decker bus into a Vietnamese diner - and ceramicists Clay Studio.

Plans for phase two also include adding workspace and studios, a performance stage, a DJ roof terrace and a multi-purpose event space.

Hatch phase two is set to launch in June.