LRW were appointed as design guardians for the Motel One brand in the UK! Due to the success of our role in managing delivery of the brand we were successful in securing the design and delivery of two projects in the UK. One which has recently been completed on Cross Street, Manchester - Motel One Royal Exchange!
The hotel features 302 rooms within a superb city centre location.
Construction of the new hotel in Cross Street was completed ahead of schedule by Manchester-based contractor Russells Construction, despite the complexities of the project and with four more bedrooms than originally planned.
The team demolished the existing 1980s building while retaining the original 19th century Victorian façade, and constructed a nine-storey new build (including basement) in the heart of one of the city’s busiest areas, while also protecting two adjoining buildings, two ground floor retail stores which remained accessible throughout, and a live electricity substation."
Blending the historical facade into the new, reflecting the stonework around Cross Street, the Hotel has a trendy industrial theme picking up on Manchester's status as a 'cottonopolis'. which is reflected in the stylish bar and reception.
Featuring in the Manchester Evening News, read here for more information: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/business-news/motel-one-launches-second-site-13235844