Formroom’s hotel plans approved

Formroom Architects has received planning permission for a new 39-room hotel in Manchester city centre on behalf of developer Iliad Group.

Iliad will refurbish two Grade 2-listed Georgian buildings and build a new extension at the site, opposite the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry on Liverpool Road.

Formroom's plans comprise 39 bedrooms split between the converted Georgian buildings and a new annex which complements the existing period architecture. Many of the bedrooms will retain the historic features of the building, including fireplaces and split level accommodation. There will also be a restaurant and bar on the ground floor.

Tim Groom, managing director of Formroom, said: "We are delighted to have received planning approval for the Liverpool Road hotel project and look forward to being able to bring new life to these listed buildings when work starts on-site in 2012."

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