Jarvis completes £17m Piccadilly hotel upgrade

Jarvis Hotels has completed the £17m refurbishment of the Ramada Manchester Piccadilly Hotel in the city centre.

The project, mooted for many years for the once-eyesore hotel, included the full makeover of 280 bedrooms, together with public areas, entertainment, back of house accommodation and the mechanical and electrical services infrastructure. The external façade of the building was extensively upgraded.

Andrew King, director of Jones Lang LaSalle's project and development services team, adviser to Jarvis, said: "One of the main challenges we faced was the management of the construction logistics due to the limited access and storage facilities available on site. In all, the entire refurbishment was successfully undertaken over a 17 month period during which time the hotel remained fully operational throughout."

JLL said it deployed a full-time project manager on site to co-ordinate the works between the hotel's management team, the design team, contractors and Bruntwood, the building's landlord.

The project formed part of a national refurbishment roll-out programme which encompassed 33 hotels, which Jones Lang LaSalle project managed on behalf of Jarvis.

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