Tribe Hotel Application MAG January 2020 CGI
The proposed Tribe Hotel is designed by Dexter Moren Associates

Manchester Airport plots Tribe hotel

Chloé Vaughan

An application for a nine-storey, 412-bedroom hotel off Chicago Avenue has been submitted by Manchester Airport Group.

The development is part of Airport City Manchester which is a Joint Venture between Manchester Airport, Beijing Construction and Engineering Group International and Greater Manchester Pension Fund.

If approved, the nine-storey hotel would be operated by Tribe, a brand owned by French hospitality firm Accor Group whose other brands include Mercure, Novotel, Sofitel and more. The 134,000 sq ft hotel would have a provision of 22 accessible rooms, and a restaurant, the operator of which is yet to be designated.

The 0.42-acre site is currently used as a car park. It falls within the Manchester Airport Operational Area, the Manchester Airport Strategic Site and the Greater Manchester Enterprise Zone.

An outline application for two plots, one with a five-storey office development on plot H3, and one for an office or hotel on plot H6 was approved in April 2015. However, the outline permission lapsed in April 2018.

The latest application states: “The proposal is supported at every tier of planning policy and promotes the key objectives of national, region, and local planning policy. It is a sustainable form of development. It is an important component in the delivery of these policy objectives and will be a catalyst for regeneration and growth of local and regional economy, wellbeing and environment.”

The scheme was designed by Dexter Moren Associates.

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A Hotel! At the Airport! Genius…..

By Biggles

An open bridge seems like a bad, albeit cheaper, idea. Cover it over, stop people getting wet walking to departures and reduces the number of delays from people threatening to jump.

By Allotmentlad

@Biggles? What’s so odd about a hotel at an airport? It’s completely normal and found around all airports around the world. Very logical thing to do.

@Allotmentlad, completely agree. Why are we building open pedestrian bridges between buildings in a city as wet as Manchester? Then again, everything about Manchester Airport and its surrounding has the feel of half planned, half arsed.

By EOD