Feel Good Club signs lease to stay in Northern Quarter for the next 13 years

The cafe/bar will expand over a further 1,192 sq ft of space next door to its Hilton House premises.

By Emma Davidson | November 22nd '22

Northern Quarter wellbeing cafe, Feel Good Club has signed a 13 years lease to remain and expand its space inside Hilton House.

The new deal sees Feel Good Club take its total space to 4,378 sq ft, taking over the whole retail unit on the ground floor. The additional space is anticipated to be used to expand the  coffee shop’s kitchen and its headquarters. 

Feel Good Club have appointed Workspace Design and Build to complete the works, with works anticipated to be completed by the end of 2022.

Aimie, one half of the duo behind Feel Good Club, said: “We are super excited to be growing the club only 2 years into business. The kitchen expansion means we can create our own baked goods, grab and go, and offer evening food, as well as extending our current brunch menu.

“The front of the unit is going to be our office for the brand to stock merchandise and create content. To have the whole of the brand under one roof, in such an amazing space, makes us feel so good.”

Designed by renowned 1960s architect Richard Seifert, the brutalist building Hilton House has been a hidden gem in the heart of Northern Quarter for decades. With the developer and owner CERT’s extensive refurbishment, project the building was brought back to life in 2020. 

The refurbishment, which aimed to turn the building into a creative workspace, was carried out by Ancoats-based contractor Armitage Construction and designed by Buttress Architects. The works retained the building’s original features including parquet floors discovered under old carpet and terracotta ceilings hidden under plasterboard were lovingly restored.

Hilton House is an inclusive space which aligns with its tenants values, and in the last couple of years both CERT and Feel Good Club have supported various events in Hilton House such as New Normal and Manchester Pride, which both brought people together and also promoted diversity and inclusion in the community.

Howard Lord, Managing Director of CERT Property said “It is a great pleasure to see Feel Good Club expanding into this space and is a testament to what the two founders, Aimie and Kiera have built that a local business such as this has been able to launch during the midst of the pandemic and just two years later be expanding.

“The offering is the perfect complement to the community feel we have sought to develop at Hilton House and I’m sure the expanded venue will be a huge success.”