A boutique hotel standing at the gateway to Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Hotel Indigo is adjacent to Victoria Train Station.
The project was a challenging mix of new build and refurbishment of existing Listed buildings. The hotel consists of 187 bedrooms – 163 in the new rotunda building and 24 within the conservation-led, refurbished Grade II Listed City Building.
The project has been shortlisted in the North West Construction Awards in the Regeneration and Preservation Category and facilities include gymnasium, cafe, brasserie style restaurant and communal bar and lounge areas.
The City Building was restored and refurbished to its former glory with stone facade repairs and window replacement.
The building had been in a state of disrepair for several years and the condition of the slate roof had deteriorated resulting in substantial water ingress and deterioration of existing timber floors. These were replaced by a controlled construction sequence involving temporary propping of existing floors to provide safe access.
The new rotunda facade is of reconstituted stone rainscreen cladding to the lower levels, broken up with curtain walling and louvres.The upper levels consist of unitised and stick curtain walling systems comprising of clear glazing, spandrel glazing, insulated aluminium panels and louvres.
The Hotel Indigo brand is owned by Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) and is a 4* hotel standard.