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.
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 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: “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!”
He continued: “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.”
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.
B+K Regional Director, Neil Brook, 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.”