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Plans submitted for hotel at Manchester Irish centre

Eagle Rock Investments has lodged plans to build a 135-bedroom hotel at the site of the Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

Altrincham-based Project 3 Architects was engaged in 2013 to develop plans for a 100-plus room hotel that would allow the centre to accommodate guests at peak times. The centre, which is a conference and events venue featuring music, dance and language classes, sits in a landscaped site between the River Irk and the Manchester Fort shopping centre.

Following presentations to the centre’s board and pre-application discussions with planners, the plans being submitted include a hotel featuring accommodation over four storeys on a 1.8-acre plot with 110 car parking spaces and improved frontage to Queens Road.

 

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Awful generic box, facade as poor as the landscaping and pedestrian access (no footway to entrance – sorry if in wheelchair or partially sighted). A sub-station in a metal cage adjacent to footway not addressed – (litter trap), whole thing looks dated already. Irish World Heritsge centre subsumed. Wow it’s amazing what architects are content to put their name to.

By Mark H

Maybe it’s a good thing, that area needs attention. However the impact on traffic will be even worse, the stupid slow changing lights on junction with Smedley is not helping.

By Ishi

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