Award-winning project Native Manchester reopens post lockdown
Thursday 10th June 2021
With the current lockdown lifting, the Native Manchester hotel has officially opened its doors to the public again. The 2019 Sunday Times award winning aparthotel opened in September 2019 after 2 years of redevelopment. Total Project Integration worked as Project Managers and Cost Consultants on this award-winning project.
The project involved the total refurbishment of a 19th Century former cotton bail warehouse in Ducie Street into a modern hotel, including 166 high quality apartments and 8 luxury penthouses. This 7-storey Grade II listed building is located in Manchester’s historic Northern Quarter and has now become a hub for hospitality and leisure in the centre.
The building, formerly known as The Place Apartments, had been a 106 bed apart-hotel which closed in April 2017 to undergo this major redevelopment.
Leading Aparthotel Developer and Operator, Native Group, recognised the demand for high quality, medium term living accommodation in the centre of Manchester and set-out to deliver this. Plans were made for a ground floor social hub to include an exciting range of additional facilities such as a high-quality bar and restaurant, coffee bar, mini-cinema, private dining, workspaces and a bespoke gym. The creation of these facilities presented a unique opportunity for the aparthotel to become one of Manchester’s “go to” leisure destinations.
Due to the changing requirements of the various ground floor tenants, the entire area was completely re-designed mid-way through the project. Consequently, in addition to our project management appointment, we were commissioned to agree the costs associated with this major variation in order to ensure the project stayed on programme and provided value for money.
The project was successfully completed in late summer 2019, providing 166 high quality apartments including 8 luxury penthouse apartments each with their own private outdoor terrace and ground floor social hub. Much of the original building features are still evident such as the wide cast-iron columns, cast-iron floor joists and brick barrelled ceilings. Additionally, a glass atrium roof was added which floods light into the public spaces.
Following its official opening, Native Manchester achieved the accolade of being awarded The Sunday Times Best Places to Stay 2019 – Regional Winner for the North of England. We are glad to see this notable aparthotel back up and running following a difficult year of COVID 19. To book a stay or to find out more about Native Manchester and other Native Neighbourhoods please visit their website: www.nativeplaces.com .