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Staycity gets ready to open Gateway House

The long-awaited redevelopment of the eyesore “lazy S” building on the walk up to Piccadilly Station is nearly finished. Apart-hotel operator Staycity said it will welcome its first paying guests to Gateway House on Monday 8 May.

The 182 short-let apartments will be made up of one-, two-, and three-bed units each with an open-plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area and en-suite bathroom. Staycity Manchester Piccadilly will offer guests a café, lounge area, gym, car park for 56 vehicles and a 24-hour reception service.

The main contractor is Marshall, following a design by Maddox Associates. The 140,000 sq ft building was sold by Realty Estates in June 2014 for £26m to LaSalle Investment Management on behalf of the HSBC Pension Fund.

Gateway House will be Staycity’s second site in the city, following 84 apartments in Laystall Street.

Gateway House March 17

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What happened to the plans to knock it down and open it up??

At the moment it’s claustrophobic and a first impression of Manchester.


By luke

I think this is a great building! At least it’s unique to Mcr. . Think it’s slated to go if HS2 gets here

By Allotmentlad