Manchester’s £45m Clayton Hotel reaches practical completion

by | 07 Jan 2022 | Design

Main contractor Russell WBHO has handed over the scheme, which features the work of Stephenson Hamilton Risley Studio and Leach Rhodes Walker, to Dalata Hotel Group.

A major new hotel in the heart of Manchester has moved a step closer to opening.

An ambitious development

The new 329-key Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre is expected to open in January 2022 following practical completion of a 187-week demolition and reconstruction programme. Main contractor Russell WBHO successfully handed over the scheme to Dalata Hotel Group just before Christmas.

This £45m full turnkey project, which involved removing an existing 12-storey office block once occupied by the Co-operative Group on Portland Street and replacing it with a contemporary hotel, is being developed by Property Alliance Group, with funding from Aviva, and Henry Riley attached as the employers agent.

The building was designed by Stephenson Hamilton Risley Studio, with Leach Rhodes Walker serving as delivery architect. Both Ridge and Partners and A&B Engineering are behind the building services design, and WSP is responsible for the structural design.

Rising up 18 storeys high, this towering hotel has been constructed using precast panels with a Portland stone-style façade, which were made offsite to improve safety and efficiency while also reducing waste. The building holds Breeam Very Good status.

“The new Clayton Manchester is an exceptional addition to our portfolio,” said Paul Maloney, development construction manager of Dalata. “We hope that our guests will love the impressive welcome of the triple-height atrium, the contemporary design of the building and its rooms, the variety of amenities and the high-specification finish evident throughout.

“The care and attention to detail of the design and construction teams has been second to none and their ability to deliver on programme considering everything that has happened over the last two years is nothing short of remarkable.”

A hub for business and leisure travellers

This property, set to become one of Dalata Hotel Group’s flagship buildings, will introduce the Clayton Hotels brand to central Manchester. Aimed at both business and leisure travellers, it’s ideally located for guests wanting to explore shops, offices and entertainment venues in one of the UK’s biggest cities.

Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre is distinguished by its triple-height reception area and impressive amenities, including a state-of-the-art conference floor and public spaces like No 55 Restaurant & Bar across the building’s first three floors.

Will Clark from Property Alliance Group said: “The project team has done a sterling job delivering the building before Christmas as planned and the building looks absolutely fantastic. We knew the site would be the perfect location for a hotel of this calibre and it will, I’ve no doubt, become an incredibly popular choice for Manchester visitors.”

Gareth Russell, joint managing director of Russell WBHO, added: “The successful delivery of this £45m scheme on time and on budget, despite the challenges of the busy city centre site and the unexpected curveball thrown by Covid, is something the whole project team should be proud of.”

Vimeo

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeos's privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

Clayton Hotel - Portland Street - Timelapse from Russell WBHO on Vimeo.

Related Articles

Design showcase: Top five designs with neon lights

Design showcase: Top five designs with neon lights

We shine a light on five properties whose creative teams are using neon to bring a real sense of dynamism to the guest experience in our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN collaboration. “Shimmering neon lights…And at the fall of night…This city's made of lights.” To quote...

Plans revealed for Canada’s first Curio by Hilton hotel

Plans revealed for Canada’s first Curio by Hilton hotel

Easton's Group of Hotels is joining forces with a team that includes IBI Group, ERA Architects and Studio Munge to build a 392-key property in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. The latest addition to Curio by Hilton’s portfolio involves the transformation of a...

New York City welcomes first Motto by Hilton hotel

New York City welcomes first Motto by Hilton hotel

Motto by Hilton New York City Chelsea (imagery: © 2022 Hilton and D Mitchell) Motto by Hilton New York City Chelsea, a 42-storey newbuild designed by Stonehill Taylor, is the Virginia-headquartered hospitality company’s inaugural lifestyle hotel in the Big Apple....

Kimpton makes its mark in Koh Samui

Kimpton makes its mark in Koh Samui

Showcasing the work of P49 Deesign, the new Kimpton Kitalay Samui in Thailand combines rustic wooden elements crafted from driftwood with local artwork and an earthy palette. This dazzling property exemplifies Kimpton’s playful design, while also taking inspiration...

Design concept: The Londoner

Design concept: The Londoner

The Londoner (imagery: © Henry Bourne) Our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive takes a closer look at Edwardian Hotels London’s stylish newbuild in the heart of the UK capital - one of 2021’s most talked-about openings. Prominent studio Woods Bagot - London led the...

ABOUT THE CHAIN

 

Clayton Hotels is a collection of well-appointed hotels in urban locations across Ireland and the UK.

IN THIS ARTICLE

FIND HOTEL PROJECTS AND KEY DECISION-MAKERS

With the online database TOPHOTELCONSTUCTION you will have access to +6,000 hotel projects and all relevant decision-maker contacts.

LEARN MORE

Pin It on Pinterest