11 – 15 Cross street, Manchester
Project Management and Quantity Surveying
Leach Rhodes Walker
Russells Construction Ltd
302 Bed Motel One
Located in the heart of Manchester City centre the Motel One Manchester – Royal Exchange combines luxury, design and sophisticated furnishings with the usual unbeatable, affordable prices. Thanks to the hotel’s central location, you can easily reach everything on foot. A short three minute walk from Market Street and the shopping district, four minutes from the Town Hall, 10 minutes from the Manchester Arena and 11 minutes from the Manchester Central Convention Complex.
The project consisted of the demolition of an existing 1980’s office building while retaining the original 19th century Victorian façade, and construction of a nine-storey new build (including basement) right in the heart of one of the city’s busiest areas, while also protecting two adjoining buildings, two ground floor retail stores which remained accessible throughout, and a live electricity substation.
The interior design concept for the public areas was based upon Cottonopolis and the industrial history of Manchester