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.”