Warm reception for hotel plan
THE development of a new 12-storey Meininger hotel in Manchester has been given the thumbs up by councillors.
Expected to open in 2022, the hotel will be run by the German operator, which already has branches across Europe, including in Austria, Belgium and Denmark, as well as London.
The scheme will be built between Pollard Street and Advent Way, filling in a gap in development along that stretch of the inner-ring road in New Islington.
Ann Scott, managing director of development company S Harrison, said: “Attracting a unique operator like Meininger, and building a superb new hotel on such a prominent site, will deliver the last piece of development on this remaining parcel of land between the Fabrica office building to the north and residential developments to the south.”
S Harrison was advised by planning consultants Turley. The firm worked with Manchesterbased architect 3DReid.