CAPITAL&CENTRIC unveils plans for a Leonardo hotel in Manchester

Plans for a new hotel near Piccadilly station in Manchester have been unveiled by CAPITAL&CENTRIC.

The developer has announced plans for Fattal Hotel Group to acquire a turnkey hotel development on Adair Street, which marks the Group’s second deal in Manchester following its purchase of the Midland Hotel in October.

The 275-bedroom Leonardo hotel will feature a striking design, with lush greenery adorning the exterior of the building. It’ll also boast extensive public areas, with a restaurant and bar spilling out onto a new public square.

The deal is part of CAPITAL&CENTRIC’s wider vision to transform the growth area around Piccadilly station. The regeneration specialists are already on site at nearby Crusader Mill, which is being restored into apartments reserved solely for owner occupiers in order to create a long term community in this part of the city. They also have ambitions to deliver more offices, hotels, cafes and bars, creating a vibrant place to live and work.

Guests could be staying there by early 2021, with CAPITAL&CENTRIC currently preparing plans to submit to Manchester City Council. A consultation event will be held at the Crusader Mill ‘loft shop’ on Chapeltown Street on 9th January 12pm until 7pm.

Working with Leonardo Hotels and architect Stephenson Studio, CAPITAL&CENTRIC plans to create a contemporary lifestyle brand for the 110,000 sqft development on the corner of Adair Street and Great Ancoats Street.

The Adair Street hotel is part of the Fattal Group’s continued expansion in the UK, which is managed though Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, which currently operates 45 hotels (36 under the Jurys Inn brand and nine hotels under the Leonardo brand) – 40 of which are in the UK, four in Ireland, and one in Prague.

Earlier this year Manchester City Council approved a Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) for the area, with the intention to transform the unloved corner of the city into a new urban quarter that will provide a mix of commercial and residential uses with ground floor activity that will directly interface with the new public squares and gardens.

Adair Street is the second hotel in the area for CAPITAL&CENTRIC, who are currently on site delivering The London Warehouse – the multi-million pound transformation of the former Place Aparthotel on Ducie Street, set to open in Spring 2019.

CBRE Hotels advised on the transaction for CAPITAL&CENTRIC.

Adam Higgins, co-founder of CAPITAL&CENTRIC said:

“Once a forgotten part of the city, this area is really starting to happen. We’re already on site creating a community of owner occupiers at Crusader Mill and it’s pretty exciting to be bringing forward more development in this part of the city.

“Our plans for Adair Street will not only bring a brilliant new hotel operator to the city, but they’ll help contribute to the vibrancy of this whole area – a missing link between Piccadilly Station and the east side of New Islington. The new bar and restaurant leading out onto the garden means people will be able to hang out there as well as use at is as a base when working or exploring the city.

“Our vision was to deliver something interesting and quirky, that people want to explore. We want this to set the standard and for other developers to be creative and come up with designs that excite people and draw in visitors.”

Jason Carruthers, Managing Director of Leonardo and Jurys Inn Hotels UK and Ireland, said:

“We are delighted to have secured this prime new location as we continue to increase our offering in the UK. The opportunity to expand into a vibrant and growing city like Manchester is a great one, and this move serves to strengthen our portfolio and network enormously. We look forward to beginning works as soon as possible, and to welcoming our first guests to the hotel.”