Plans for a new hotel near Piccadilly Station have been revealed by developers Capital & Centric.
The 275-bedroom Leonardo hotel on Adair Street will feature extensive public areas, with a restaurant and bar spilling out onto a new public square.
The deal is part of Capital & Centric’s wider vision to transform the area around Piccadilly station.
The regeneration specialists are already on site at nearby Crusader Mill, which is being restored into apartments reserved solely for owner occupiers in order to create a long term community in this part of the city.
They also have ambitions to deliver more offices, hotels, cafés and bars, creating a vibrant place to live and work.
Fattal Hotel Group has acquired the site, their second in Manchester following its acquisition of the Midland Hotel in October.
Adair Street is the second hotel in the area for Capital & Centric, which is currently on site delivering The London Warehouse – the multi-million
pound transformation of the former Place Aparthotel on Ducie Street, set to open in spring next year.
Capital and Centric’s Adam Higgins said: “Once a forgotten part of the city, this area is really starting to happen.
“We’re already on site creating a community of owner occupiers at Crusader Mill and it’s pretty exciting to be bringing forward more development in this part of the city.
“Our plans for Adair Street will not only bring a brilliant new hotel operator to the city, but they’ll help contribute to the vibrancy of this whole area – a missing link between Piccadilly Station and the east side of New Islington.
“The new bar and restaurant leading out onto the garden means people will be able to hang out there as well as use at is as a base when working or exploring the city.
“Our vision was to deliver something interesting and quirky, that people want to explore. We want this to set the standard and for other developers to be creative and come up with designs that excite people and draw in visitors.”
The Adair Street hotel is part of the Fattal Group’s expansion in the UK, which is managed though Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, which currently operates 45 hotels.
Plans have been submitted to Manchester council and a consultation event will be held at the Crusader Mill ‘loft shop’ on January 9, 2019 between 12noon to 7pm.