Local expertise build Manchester’s new £8 million casino

The A&S Leisure Group are thrilled to open the doors to their new Napoleons Casino & Restaurant in Manchester at 57 Portland Street on 24 September 2020.

This exciting project has injected £8 million into the 1,450m2 venue to boast a show-stopping interior design with high-end finishings. Partnering with Chapman Taylor’s Castlefield office and specialist contractor ISG at MediaCityUK, brought together an award-winning practice of architects and renowned construction innovation to Napoleons Manchester.

Together, they delivered a modern twist on the classic casino environment, fit with luxury detailing throughout. Commissioning the partnership elevated Napoleons Manchester to become a casino that boasts a luxurious private dining room, stunning restaurant, and striking cocktail bar overlooking the gaming area.

Peter Hirsch, Senior Architect at Chapman Taylor, comments: “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.”

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.”

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.”

The project has been years in the making and marks 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.