Peel Media has completed a mixed-use development at Salford Quays, a £20m hotel and 50,000 sq ft of creative workspace.
The Tomorrow building, designed by Chapman Taylor and built by Bowmer & Kirkland, totals more than 100,000 sq ft and is situated next to the Booths food store. The upper four floors are offices for businesses in creative, media and broadcasting, and was funded by a £6.25m loan from Evergreen. Premier Inn is operating a 112-bedroom hotel on the first six floors.
The 10-storey property is intended as a gateway to MediaCityUK, and includes a large installation of coloured LED lights to display motion messages along the front of the building.
According to Peel, agreements have been reached with several companies, including digital and tech agencies, to occupy space. The ground floor includes a co-working space for meetings and hot-desking, and an independent retail operator to be announced shortly.
Stephen Wild, managing director of MediaCityUK, said: “It is designed to be a highly flexible space – a key consideration for occupiers in the rapidly changing world of workspace.
“The Premier Inn is also a fantastic addition to MediaCityUK as both a thriving business and leisure destination. Our recently approved plans to double in size over the next 10 years, means more hotels, bars and restaurants will be vital to the success of creating a fantastic environment in which people can live, work and play.”
Premier Inn commenced trading on 22 September and fully open for bookings. The first office occupiers are expected to move in before Christmas.
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