UK: Allied London has signed a contract with Quadriga to deliver the opening phase of redevelopment at the Grade II listed building.
Quadriga, a specialist restoration company for historic buildings, is expected to carry out external and internal works at the site.
Quadriga is known for its projects in the North West, including Bonded Warehouse in Manchester, the Tower Building in Liverpool, the Salford Royal Hospital, and Chester’s Bridge Street.
A contractor is yet to be appointed for the second phase, which will see the construction of a 91-bed hotel, bars, restaurants, workspace, and 21 live-work units – all designed by architect Levitt Bernstein.
New build extensions also form part of the proposal, increasing the internal floor space from 144,400 square feet to 172,100.
The Zetter Group, which operates a number of boutique hotels in London, was previously lined up as operator for this part of the development in 2016.
Allied London first submitted plans for the development in May last year, having bought it from previous owner Britannia Hotels in 2015.
Consulting with Historic England and Manchester City Council, Allied London has appointed Watts Group as historic building management consultants to oversee the work, alongside its in-house surveyor Stephen Ellis, and Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture.