HOTEL INDIGO MANCHESTER VICTORIA ACHIEVES A MAJOR MILESTONE

The project is a mixture of refurbishment to Grade II listed building and a new construction

Photo caption left to right: Lee Powell, Bowmer and Kirkland Project Manager, James McDevitt General Manger of Hotel Indigo Manchester –Victoria Station, Des Mahood Director for Gleeds Management Services Ltd – Clients PM, James Houlston BH Group, Andrew Flannery Bowmer and Kirkland Contracts Manager.A new restaurant, café and 187-bed hotel due to open in October this year marked a major milestone this week following its “topping out” ceremony.

The project led by developer BH Group and the contractor Bowmer and Kirkland offers a mixture of refurbishment to an existing Grade II listed, four storey building, and an entirely new construction of a 14 storey rotunda tower.

The Hotel Indigo Manchester Victoria was previously known as City Buildings; the project is the gateway site to the NOMA development, an £800 million, 20 acre (eight hectare) mixed-use redevelopment scheme in Manchester that is focused on revitalising and opening the northern area of the city centre.

James Houlston from BH Group said “The building looks incredible and will become a welcome addition to the Manchester skyline. This has been a complicated project but we are delighted with the progress made, we are on track for an October opening.”

Neil Brook, Regional Director at Bowmer Kirkland stated “The topping out ceremony is a culmination of a lot of hard work by the team, there were a lot of challenges with this project, which required all the development team and council to pull together to make it happen, it is great to see that the end is finally in sight.”

When complete the development will boast a 187 bed Hotel Indigo, the first of its kind in Manchester. The development will also have a new restaurant bar and café.

James Houlston BH Group continued; “We are really excited about the concept that is being developed for the restaurant, bar and café. The location lends itself to creating something quite special and we’ll be unveiling our plans shortly.

“Despite a complex delivery programme and tight timescale we are on schedule, to the credit of all involved.”

“This is a major undertaking for us and I know that when finished, this is going to be a hugely popular restaurant and bar, supported by an excellent hotel, all of which will support the regional economy with strong job creation.”