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Dalata Maldron hotel starts on site

Chloé Vaughan

The £47m scheme by a joint venture between Catalyst Capital and Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures has started on site at Manchester’s Oxford Road.

The 17-storey, 278-bedroom Maldron hotel obtained planning permission in May.

Catalyst acquired the site and secured its planning consent before pre-letting the development to Dalata. The scheme is forward-funded by Aviva Investors. McAleer & Rushe has been appointed to carry out the design-and-build works.

Dan White, development director at Catalyst Capital, said: “We are excited to be on site today with McAleer & Rushe and to see this development move to the construction stage. The development of this Maldron hotel will add to the Oxford Road corridor’s strategic importance in the city.

“The high quality of the hotel’s design will complement the Circle Square masterplan opposite and should be completed in a similar timeframe.”

Shane Casserly, head of development and strategy of Dalata Hotel Group, said: “This will be Dalata’s third hotel in Manchester as we already successfully operate a Clayton Hotel at Manchester Airport and are committed to operating a new Clayton Hotel on Portland Street, currently under construction and scheduled to open in mid-2021.”

“Manchester is a core investment location for our real assets business and this acquisition is key to our wider strategy in this market” according to Rhy Evans, director of real estate at Aviva Investors.

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Whoever is working with Dalata to create these awful buildings (on both Portland Street and now here), please – for the sake of Manchester and architecture – STOP

By Tyler

Great scheme. The Oxford Road corridor is going to be very different in a couple years, with this, Circle Square and sites on our around New Wakefield St all coming forward at a similar time.

By ALL

Looks like windows are going out of fashion then.

By Pit pony

High quality? Really? Awful design

By Steve

@Pit pony – haven’t I seen you moaning about Ian Simpson using too much glass before?

By daveboi

Where is Circle Square in the CG image….talk about misrepresentation….!

By anonymous

@Anon – Urmm, is it panto season already? Because the answer is beeeeeeeehind youuuuu!

Circle square would be behind the ‘camera’ in the render… This image faces northerly, the face of the building we can see will be facing circle square. You can clearly see both current buildings and the railway viaduct in the render.

By daveboi

I think this will look great.

By L

Looks horrendous

By Michael