CitySuites reaches highest point at Greengate

Select Property Group has topped out at its 17-storey CitySuites serviced apartment development on Chapel Street, which is due to open in January.

Made up of 244 apartments in a range of studio, one and two-bedrooms, CitySuites is designed as a fusion of a hotel and residential block, so features luxury elements of a hotel, such as leisure facilities, valet and a concierge service.

CitySuites will be targeted at corporate visitors, with options to stay on a short-term basis or remain for up to 12 months.

Carillion is the main contractor at CitySuites. The scheme is next to Ask Real Estate’s Embankment office development, and near to two apartment blocks being built by Renaker. A joint venture between Select and Ask was recently granted planning permission for 500 flats at New Bailey Street.

Speaking at the topping out ceremony, which marked the completion of the building’s core, Select’s chief development officer Ken Knott said: “CitySuites will be unlike anything else in the city. With current accommodation options, the business traveller always faces a compromise. After any length of time even the finest hotel rooms can feel cold, claustrophobic and impractical, while traditional serviced apartments are often bland, dated and limited to the periphery of a city. With CitySuites there is no compromise.

“Today marks a huge milestone for our CitySuites brand and indeed the Greengate area and as I look out at the view it makes me incredibly excited. With just under six months until we open the doors, the building is already looking fantastic and we’re looking forward to its completion.”

City Suites Manchester

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Looking forward to seeing all the pieces of the Greengate puzzle fit together!

By Daniel

Greengate will end a soulless mismatch of “stuff”. Not much of a sense of place behind it – a dumping ground for uninspiring offices and apartments.

“Puzzle” my bottom.

By koolio

Everyones opinions on new-builds are subjective, personally I think the new office spaces and residential apartments go well together and anything is better than the wasteland that was there before.

I don’t understand people who don’t welcome the investment and construction we’re seeing in Manchester, it’s becoming such a better place.

By Daniel

must admit – i’m no fan of this development. wider greengate area is far better that the development itself – but does need something special to pull it all together and can’t see that coming any time soon.

By Dave

ALL a lot better than what WAS there and some very well known residents, moving in to the top floors of the flats, we are told…..

By Schwyz

Chapel Street itself needs to be much more of a focal point ‘to pull it all together’ and although regeneration is coming on there seems to be little vision. It has a cathedral and lots of Georgian / Victorian architecture for God’s sake – should be one of the best streets in Manchester!

By Alfie

Alfie is correct.There is also a fabulous riverbank and potential park on Chapel street.It should be Manchester’s Shoreditch.I hate that feeble skyscraper on Trinity behind Exchange station.Those tacky tiles are reminiscent of the Arndale.

By Elephant

chapel street (and blackfriars) just looks and feels very run down and desolate though doesn’t it – maybe the new flats next to the lowry will help matters if some decent public realm and amenities are included in the scheme (we can but dream)

By Dave