Contractor Bowmer + Kirkland has shared images of the recently-completed Hotel Indigo, a £30m flagship project opposite Manchester’s Victoria Station designed by architect 3DReid.
The project is a combination of refurbishment and new-build, featuring a 14-storey hotel next to the grade two-listed City Buildings on the corner of Todd Street and Corporation Street.
The City Buildings, long left empty, have been refurbished into individual hotel rooms, while the new-build element will house 13 bedrooms per floor, with each taking up around 260 sq ft. There are 187 bedrooms in total.
Completion this week marks the end of a long road for the project which was first mooted by Sanguine Hospitality in late 2011 but was never progressed.
The hotel is now preparing to open its doors and will be operated under the Hotel Indigo brand. BH Group is the developer.
Along with the hotel, the building also features a 120-cover restaurant named Mamucium, which will be run by chef Andrew Green, formerly executive chef at the Lowry Hotel.
Neil Brook, B+K regional director, said: “This project brings together the vibrancy and excitement of the Manchester we know today with the new build rotunda-side of the hotel and the history of the city with the carefully restored grade two-listed City Buildings.
“It was a pleasure to work on this challenging, but highly rewarding development. Hotel Indigo is a fitting landmark at the gateway to the Northern Quarter of the city.”
James Houlston, managing director of BH Group said: “We are delighted with the outcome of this project, 3D Reid has created a truly iconic building which, with its pivotal location at the gateway to the NOMA project, will become a recognised landmark for the city centre.”
“The contractor, Bowmer & Kirkland has done a great job. We took on a complex project with a number of challenges and they have demonstrated their expertise and professionalism with the delivery of a fabulous building, hats off to them!”
Click any image to launch gallery. Images by Ben Clarkson