New lease of life for former brewery site
A FORMER brewery site has opened as a boutique hotel.
More than £6m has been spent on turning the former Brown Brothers Brewery on Trinity Way into The Ainscow.
A launch party was held at the 75-bed hotel to celebrate the opening, with a toast to the project’s founder, property developer Carol Ainscow, who died last year before work was completed.
Her team continued the development in her honour, and architect Martin Breslin spoke at the launch of how proud she would be that the hotel is now open. He said: “It was always Carol’s vision to open this hotel, so we feel very pleased to now be able to deliver something that she would be proud of.
“Carol was great at spotting regeneration areas, and she did it here too in Salford.”
The hotel stands in the heart of the Chapel Street regeneration area, and the landmark building has undergone a full restoration with the addition of a new floor.
Carol, whose property company Artisan transformed flats, bars and restaurants on Canal Street, died last September aged 55, after battling a brain tumour.