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The site is on the fringe of the Peel-owned Pomona Island. Credit: via planning documents

Marriott’s £43m Cornbrook hotel tipped for sign-off 

Dan Whelan

A 154-bedroom hotel and an 88-bedroom aparthotel on the edge of Pomona Island are recommended for approval when Manchester City Council’s planning committee meets next week. 

The proposal would have “a positive impact on the regeneration of this part of the city centre, including contributing to the supply of high-quality hotel accommodation and removing a vacant and underused site,” planning officers said. 

Bricks Group and Peel L&P submitted a reserved matters application for the part 11-, part 15-storey hotel project in July. The development is to be operated by Marriott under its Courtyard brand.

Leach Rhodes Walker is the architect for the scheme. Avison Young is the planning consultant.  

The development, to be constructed on the former Mancunian Spring site off Dinton Street and Cornbrook Road, was given outline approval as part of a hybrid application in January 2018.  

Under those proposals, Peel and Glenbrook requested full consent for the 280-apartment Vox and outline permission for the hotel and aparthotel. 

The site is on the fringe of the Peel-owned Pomona Island.   

The developer intends to publish a long-awaited masterplan for the 26-acre site later this year.  

The masterplan is being drawn up by Jon Matthews Architects and planning consultancy Turley.  

Exterior Architecture is working to develop the public realm proposals for Pomona Island. 

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Those brand new flats next door are going to get a brilliant view from their balconies lol

By Disgruntled Goat

Great view of Trafford’s ten foot wide empty cycle lanes on what was once a dual carriageway.

By Elephant

Most roads that are uncongested look empty too, Elephant.

By Car driving cyclist

You mean Peel actually put their hand in their pocket
Mind you it is their home territory.

By Benny


As opposed to the aesthetic of a normal dual carriageway?

By Anonymous

I visited the site in 1981, fancying that it might allow similar development to St. Katharine dock London. Number 1 dock had the advantage of being within the city of Manchester. Alas when I got there I discovered that the dock had already been filled in.

By R. Mark Clayton