Two-year project completes at a cost of £30m
Hotel Indigo® Manchester – Victoria Station is preparing to open its doors following the practical completion of the project and hand-over of the site to the hotel group IHG.
Positioned at the gateway of the Northern Quarter, one of Manchester’s most vibrant areas and a stone’s throw from Victoria Station, Hotel Indigo® Manchester – Victoria Station is a 187-room boutique hotel, offering guests luxurious city centre accommodation.
Designed by local architects, 3D Reid, the building aligns the historic architecture of the Grade II listed City Buildings with a stunning 14 story rotunda tower, the combination of old and new serves as a breath-taking gateway between the main shopping district and the developing NOMA district.
The completion of the project marks a major milestone for the developer BH Group. James Houlston, Managing Director of BH Group said: “We are delighted with the outcome of this project, 3D Reid has created a truly iconic building which, with its pivotal location at the gateway to the NOMA project, will become a recognised landmark for the city centre.”
James continued: “The contractor, Bowmer & Kirkland has done a great job. We took on a complex project with a number of challenges and they have demonstrated their expertise and professionalism with the delivery of a fabulous building, hats off to them!”
The £30m project has taken two years to complete and at its peak had 160 people working on it. A key ambition for the scheme was to restore the beautiful, historic City Buildings which have been carefully renovated and brought back to life through the development. In addition to this investment the project has created more than 80 jobs in the running of the hotel and restaurant.
Neil Brook, Regional Director North West, of Bowmer & Kirkland said: “This project has been a complex one for us, but we are delighted to reach practical completion and are really looking forward to visiting the hotel when it opens.”
In addition to the hotel, Mamucium Restaurant and Bar, which will be situated on the ground floor of the hotel, is being hailed as Manchester’s latest must-visit dining destination. The fashionable and modern 120-seat restaurant and bar, is set to serve up an array of mouth-watering dishes, skilfully prepared by double AA Rosette winning chef Andrew Green (formerly Executive Chef at The Lowry Hotel).
Andrew Green, Executive Chef said: “Mamucium is going to create a truly unique Manchester experience for our customers. Now that we have visibility of the restaurant and bar we are bowled over, it far exceeds our initial vision and it is going to provide a vibrant must-visit dining experience for the city.”
For further information, please visit www.ihg.com/HotelIndigo/Manchester.