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Plans submitted to refurbish Manchester Great John Street Hotel

Plans have been submitted to refurbish Manchester’s Great John Street hotel on the corner of Atherton Street and Great John Street in Castlefield.

The plans submitted by e-commerce firm The Hut Group, which purchased the property as part of its acquisition of Eclectic Hotel Group in May last year, compromise internal refurbishment of the hotel which includes a new external glass lift and single-storey glass extension.

The application also seeks consent for a replacement rooftop extension and reconfiguration of the rooftop bar.

The scheme, designed by EPR Architects, seeks to upgrade the hotel to reflect the quality and standard expected for a luxury boutique hotel in Manchester in 2020 and beyond, whilst recognising the materiality, spatial quality and historic integrity of the former school building.

The planning application, which has been submitted to Manchester City Council, said: “While the hotel was recognised as Manchester’s first boutique hotel when the Great John Street Hotel began operating in 2005, the hotel is in need of a comprehensive refurbishment to bring the offer up to the quality and standard expected for a luxury boutique hotel in Manchester in 2020 and beyond.”

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