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

Has this development stalled or been pulled as no movement on site.

By Anonymous

well i think its fine ….it will bring more pounds to the area..and it looks a helluva lot better than the vacant run down abandoned petrol station that the land once occupied

By ged

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