Local expertise builds Manchester’s new £8m casino
A&S Leisure Group opened the doors to Napoleons Casino & Restaurant in Manchester as restrictions on the sector eased in September.
This fit out and construction project saw an £8m investment into the 15,608 sq ft venue, which now boasts show-stopping interior design with high-end finishes. A partnership between Chapman Taylor and ISG brought local experts together to deliver a modern twist on the classic casino environment, including a luxurious private dining room, stunning restaurant, and striking cocktail bar overlooking the gaming area.
The project has been years in the making and also a marked a return to Manchester for Dave Allen, A&S Leisure chairman, who, as a younger man, regularly performed in the city with his band at the Ritz Ballroom on Oxford St, before moving on to the business of nightclubs and casinos years later.
Tim Harvey, regional director at ISG, said: “Napoleons Casino & Restaurant is driving the gaming industry in Manchester, combining high-end facilities and luxurious interiors in a venue which is set to become a leading attraction to the city’s many visitors. The seamless completion of this project is testament to the strong working relationships developed. The A&S Leisure Group had an in-depth understanding of the fit out process, and we worked closely to deliver this modern, stylish casino.”
Peter Hirsch, senior architect at Chapman Taylor, added: “This bespoke, high-quality leisure destination in central Manchester, which creates a next-generation gaming experience, has been a superb example of how working with an ambitious and forward-thinking client alongside a proactive construction team can bring about a unique and memorable interior environment.
"It has been very enjoyable to collaborate with A&S Leisure and ISG and to see our design come to life so successfully.”
Steve Doran, contracts director for Gariff, ISG's sub-contractor for bespoke joinery on the scheme, commented: “Napoleons Casino & Restaurant presented a unique opportunity for ourselves and a mix of local partners, to bring an all new state-of-the-art gaming facility to the streets of Manchester. Being a local supplier ourselves, it has been an honour to collaborate and work as part of a truly enigmatic team, led by ISG, to contribute to this stunning finished article.”
Napoleons Casinos & Restaurants is operated by a privately owned UK family business, The A&S Leisure Group, with over 50 years in the leisure and hospitality sector. It has a commitment to providing first class venues and outstanding customer service for our clientele. The group employs over 650 people across seven leisure and entertainment businesses.