Plans revealed for new £180m hotel district at Airport City Manchester
A twin-hotel planning application for Manchester’s Airport City looks to spur on a £180m masterplan for a new hotel district at Manchester Airport. The application is for two hotels to be developed close to Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2 and is part of a wider £1bn transformation.
The twin-hotel development outline is for a 262 bedroom Ibis Budget and 280 bedroom Holiday Inn, which together are valued at £80m. The larger of the two, the Holiday Inn, will also boast a ground floor restaurant and roof terrace with views over the airfield. Should plans be accepted construction is due to begin in early 2019, with completion scheduled for Q1 2021.
Lead director at the Beijing Construction Engineering Group International and Airport City Joint Venture Partner, Dongwen Yu, commented: “Hotels are a key component on Airport City and the development and construction of this new district will provide valuable employment opportunities for the local area while supporting the continued expansion of Manchester Airport.”
Not only would the plan be an excellent addition to the Airport City, offering modern accommodation for the influx of travellers, but it would also support an additional 250 local jobs if plans are accepted.
The Ibis Budget and Holiday Inn are just one part of the larger masterplan for a hotel district at Airport City, worth a total of £180m. There are already agreed plans in place for two other hotels which will sit opposite the Airport train station, and will be designed by Leach Rhodes Walker.
It is hoped that following completion the new district will create 500 jobs and deliver 1,171 hotel rooms by 2021.
The plans surrounding the Manchester Airport is just once piece of a wider investment strategy for Manchester which has seen improvements being made around infrastructure, travel, housing and arts and culture.