SimpsonHaugh Architects is leading on design. Credit: via Turley

Plans unveiled for Northern Quarter aparthotel 

Developer Jadebricks is bringing forward plans for a 117-bedroom hotel on Oldham Street in Manchester. 

Known as Larard’s Still, Jadebricks’ Northern Quarter hotel will see the historic frontage of 68-70 Oldham Street retained.

The buildings will be extended upwards and the scheme will reach 10 storeys at its highest point. 

By reusing the existing buildings, the developer hopes that the scheme could make a “significant contribution to Manchester’s ambition to be a zero-carbon city by 2038”. 

Designed by SimpsonHaugh Architects, the aparthotel would be managed by Accor under its Adagio brand once complete. 

Turley is the planning consultant for the project and is also advising Jadebricks on heritage. A consultation on the project is now open.

Former Edwards & Co partner Mike Bathurst is one of two directors behind Jadebricks. The other is Shahrokh Bagherzadeh. 

“I have been working in Manchester city centre for many years now and it is an honour to bring forward a scheme in this part of the fabulous, historic Northern Quarter,” Bathurst said. 

“Throughout the development of our scheme, we have put particular effort into securing as much of the heritage of the existing building as we can, while also ensuring that we do so in an environmentally friendly way.”  

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Sounds ideal. Retain the attractive frontage and breathe new life into the area.

By Tom

10 storeys at it’s highest point? Great cut off picture you’ve used there to illustrate that

By Levelling Up Manager

A lot of the footprints for the buildings on Oldham street I can imagine are hard to work with so retaining the interesting frontage is probably the best way to go. I have an issue with the proposed 30 story block in the NQ but 10 is probably hard to rule out these days on economics

By Tomo

Been empty for years but at least The Castle and Gullivers will love it…

By John G

Sounds like a well thought out development. It will be good to have this area of town enhanced further but let’s hope we don’t end up with Liz Truss as our next PM!

By Digbuth O'Hooligan

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