01625 588 200
10.31.2019
Franco Manca settles into life in Orbit’s Cobden House
Author
Kay Stevenson

Month one has flashed by for the sourdough pizza pioneers Franco Manco who have made their Manchester base in 3,650 sq ft over the ground floor and basement at Orbit’s Cobden House on Mosley Street.

Brimming with history the building was designed in 1839 by architect Edward Walters and is a fitting spot for a pizzeria as its architectural features were inspired by Italian palazzo style.

It’s the very first Manchester pizzeria for Franco Manca who marked their launch in the heart of the city at the end of September by donating pizza to local homeless shelters and food banks.
One pizza was donated for every Neapolitan-style pizza enjoyed by customers in the first two weeks of opening, who also benefited from a considerable early bird discount with every pizza just £5 to buy.

Emiliano Ruzzu, Franco Manca’s Manchester Head Pizzaiolo said the offer had worked brilliantly and the team had served hundreds of pizzas in the first two weeks and donated same to people in need in the city.

The slow-rising sourdough, hand made on site every day, is unique to Franco Manca who were the first to introduce it to the UK market. It dates back to the late 18th century and was first procured by the pizzeria’s founder, Giuseppe Mascoli, near the city of Naples.

The recipe still honours the ingredients and methods that make the age-old style of Neapolitan pizza unique, delicious and world-renowned.

Emiliano Ruzzu again: “We are very excited to be bringing our delicious sourdough to the city of Manchester. It’s the perfect new home for our Neapolitan pizza.”

Mark Hanna, Senior Retail Leasing Director at Orbit Developments said he was delighted to welcome Emiliano and his team into Cobden House.

He said: “Both Orbit and Franco Manca invested heavily in the area and Franco Manca will absolutely benefit from a good, high profile location on Mosley Street, fronting Piccadilly Gardens at the heart of Manchester’s transport hub.

“I’m pleased to see they have made an impact with their unique pizza offer, and it’s great to see them supporting the local community with their generous donations. We wish them continued success.”

Franco Manca joins a raft of new city centre retail occupiers for Orbit over the last few months, with The Slimming Clinic due to join Cobden House on 4th November.

There is office space available in Cobden House for anyone looking for a city centre location with three individual suites on first, second and third floors currently vacant. The building has 24 hour access, air conditioning throughout with raised floors and parking. For more information contact Orbit on 01625 588200.

Related Articles

Craufurd Hale Group invests in new Maidenhead office to drive growth

Craufurd Hale Group invests in new Maidenhead office to drive growth

Craufurd Hale Group, a leading accounting and chartered tax advisory firm based in Maidenhead, has taken a new office space in Orbit Southern’s Arena Court to facilitate the organisation’s ongoing growth plans. Founded in 1949 the company set up as a traditional...

Park Square welcomes new tenant UK Biobank

Park Square welcomes new tenant UK Biobank

UK Biobank, a large-scale biomedical database and research resource based in Stockport, has taken over 10,000 sq. ft of new office space in Orbit Development’s Park Square to facilitate the organisation’s ongoing growth plans. UK Biobank’s database contains genetic,...

Orbit adds to estate by acquiring Central Retail Park in Bolton

Orbit adds to estate by acquiring Central Retail Park in Bolton

Orbit Developments, through its investment business North West Portfolio, has acquired Central Retail Park in Bolton. The scheme extends to 86,521 sq ft across seven units anchored by retailers B&M, Iceland and Pets at Home and benefits from 305 free on-site car...

Orbit Developments see significant leasing bounce back

Orbit Developments see significant leasing bounce back

Commercial property landlord and developer Orbit Developments said today that the company had exceeded pre-pandemic levels of office leasing with a very strong end to 2021 and customers - including large organisations and corporates - actively looking to return to...

Share This