Designs have been revealed for a 150-bedroom hotel on a prominent site between the Northern Quarter and Piccadilly Gardens, which would see the closure of the Piccadilly Tavern pub for refurbishment.
Back in March 2019, a consultation was held on plans for the former Prince of Wales Building at 67 Piccadilly, Manchester, with Feilden Clegg Bradley attached as architect.
There were no designs at the time, as developer and owner Eastern Green said it wanted to gather views as “this prominent location deserves a high-quality development befitting its setting”.
The site includes 67-75 Piccadilly, part of which is grade-two listed, and 4-6 Newton Street. The most notable tenant on the plot is the Piccadilly Tavern pub at 71-75 Piccadilly’s ground floor.
The revealed scheme would see the retention of the grade-two listed 69-75 Piccadilly, and the construction of a 150-bedroom hotel, with 67 Piccadilly demolished. There is already a hotel operator lined up for the site, according to Eastern Green, and this scheme would be its first in the North West.
The ground floor would include a café and bar, which the developer hoped would add additional surveillance to an area which often suffers from anti-social behaviour.
The operator of Piccadilly Tavern is currently expected to retain the unit and re-open once the project is completed.
The professional team includes Deloitte as planner and Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture.
The site is located within the Stevenson Square Conservation Area at a key entry point into Manchester’s Northern Quarter, with broad frontage onto Piccadilly.
As the developer is unable to hold a public consultation event, comments on the plans can be made via www.67piccadilly.co.uk/