Date: May 2018
Location: Corporation Street, Manchester, UK
Name: Hotel Indigo Manchester Victoria – opening October 2018
No. of Keys: 187
Seller: The property was known as the 1834 grade II-listed City Buildings
Developer: The project, led by developer BH Group and the contractor Bowmer and Kirkland, offers a mixture of refurbishment to an existing Grade II-listed, four-storey building, and an entirely new construction of a 14-storey rotunda tower.
The project is the gateway site to the NOMA development, an £800m, 20 acre mixed-use redevelopment scheme in Manchester that is focused on revitalising and opening the northern area of the city centre.
James Houlston from BH Group said: “The building looks incredible and will become a welcome addition to the Manchester skyline.
“This has been a complicated project but we are delighted with the progress made, we are on track for an October opening.”
Neil Brook, regional director at Bowmer Kirkland, added: “The topping out ceremony is a culmination of a lot of hard work by the team, there were a lot of challenges with this project, which required all the development team and council to pull together to make it happen, it is great to see that the end is finally in sight.”
James Houlston said: “We are really excited about the concept that is being developed for the restaurant, bar and café (rumoured to be run by Marco Pierre White).
“The location lends itself to creating something quite special and we’ll be unveiling our plans shortly.
“Despite a complex delivery programme and tight timescale we are on schedule, to the credit of all involved.”
He said: “This is a major undertaking for us and I know that when finished, this is going to be a hugely popular restaurant and bar, supported by an excellent hotel, all of which will support the regional economy with strong job creation.”
THPT Comment: James McDevitt has been appointed as GM. Manchester is well on it’s way for the huge growth of new hotel rooms opening in the next five years. We think an additional 3,300 top-end rooms to take the total to 13,000 by 2020
First Seen: The Business Desk