McAleer & Rushe has been selected as the main contractor on the 165,000 sq. ft. new scheme, which has been designed by Urban Innovations. The scheme is allegedly a part of the wider regeneration plans creating many construction jobs for the area surrounding Piccadilly station.
The new hotel, consisting of 8 floors, will provide four-star accommodation including an expansive ground floor comprising a bar, restaurants, gym and extensive conference and banqueting facilities.
Planning permission has been obtained for the construction of the new hotel in the place of the derelict building of former Manchester Employment Exchange in Piccadilly, between Aytoun Street and the Rochdale Canal, next to the Malmaison Hotel and opposite the Hilton DoubleTree.
The site is one of the city council’s longest-standing priority sites still remaining to be developed.
Preet Ahluwalia, Director of Dominvs Hospitality, said: “We are very much looking forward to working with our design and build team to create a stylish new hotel for Manchester on this site which occupies a prime position and complements the highly successful 250,000 sq. ft. mixed-use Piccadilly Regeneration project.”
Martin Magee McAleer & Rushe Construction Director said: “This site was vacant for nearly 20 years and was in desperate need of regeneration".
“Work will begin on-site imminently as there already has been a lot of detailed early-stage design input which will ensure best practice and best value construction, which leads to optimum efficiency in operation thereafter.”
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