Earlier this summer, S Harrison announced it had agreed terms with international hotel operator Meininger, which plans to open its first hotel in the north of England on the site.
Subject to planning being approved, the 12-storey, 212-bedroom hybrid-hotel scheme will open by January 2022 and will create more than 20 full time jobs. It will offer 785 beds in total, in a mix of rooms including classic doubles, private multiple-bed rooms and dormitories.
All Meininger hotels are designed with its own individual style and offer “flexible and affordable” modern accommodation alongside a reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as a guest kitchen and games zone. The Manchester hotel will also have a taxi drop off area, disabled parking and secure cycle store.
S Harrison’s managing director, Ann Scott, said: “As well as bringing a leading hotel operator to Manchester, this development will complement all the regeneration work that has taken place in recent years in this popular part of the city, which is just a 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly station.
“We’ve used our vast experience working in the hotel and leisure sector to create this opportunity, bring the scheme forward and submit a planning application for our first Manchester development. We’re now already looking for further opportunities in the North West.”
The Great Ancoats Street site previously housed two retail warehouses and car parking. Prior to that it was the home of Caledon Cotton Mill in the 1800s.
German owned Meininger has 26 European hotels in 15 cities. It opened its first UK hotel in London Hyde Park in 2006.