Southern Green Properties / Pestana
An elegant 4*plus hotel, with lounge bar and rooftop terrace will reinvigorate an unloved corner of Manchester Piccadilly and act as a catalyst to regenerate the Newton Street gateway to the Northern Quarter.
The hotel will offer 150 rooms across three blocks: a new corner building, the refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Building, known as the Halls Building, and a warehouse-style block to Back Piccadilly that marries the three blocks together. The Piccadilly Tavern, which occupies the ground floor of the Listed Building will also be refurbished.
The corner site is long overdue for redevelopment and in a prominent position that requires a strong architectural presence. Vaulted archways wrap around the building and offer an honest representation of the repetitive nature of the hotel brief, resulting in a contextual, yet modern and refined façade.
Proposals extend beyond the buildings and into the public realm, where enhanced pavement areas and treelined streets can create an open and welcoming space outside the hotel, whilst establishing a sense of safety at the corner of Piccadilly and Newton Street. Trees and widened footways will help to create an active street scene for hotel guests, neighbouring residents, visitors and pedestrians.
The façade of the Hotel echoes the hierarchy and rhythm of those in the surrounding Newton Street and Piccadilly area.
The vaulted archways, which reference the Listed Building façade to Piccadilly, wrap around the corner as an honest representation of the internal hotel rooms, with larger modules at street level and a loggia to the skyline.
The materials and colour further enhance the Hotel's relationship to its context, as a building that sits amongst the neighbouring Victorian red brick and stone buildings.
Gardiner & Theobald
Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture
Civil and Structural Engineer and Principal Designer
Building Services Engineer
Crookes Walker Consulting
Consultant Element Sustainability