A new four-star, 17-storey, Clayton Hotel is coming to life in a prime location in Manchester city centre. It replaces a 50-year-old office block, which has now been demolished, by principal contractor Russells Construction.
Creagh are utilising offsite bespoke fastrack concrete build system “Rapidres” to construct the hotel, comprising of an insitu frame, cloaked with our BBA approved precast cladding panels and cross walls, along with solid floor slabs, stairs, and landings.
The hotel will offer 329 bedrooms when it opens its doors later this year. It boasts three floors of commercial space, featuring a ground-floor bar with restaurant at mezzanine level as well as a business centre with meeting rooms and a health suite.
Framing the corner of Portland Street and Sackville Street, the external finish of the hotel provides a textured Reckli finish complimented with a heavy acid etched Portland stone. Creagh splayed textured precast sandwich panels, provide a subtle depth around the windows, breaking up the building façade. The internal structure, cross walls and floor slabs provide the client with first fix M&E and a type C finish suitable for direct decoration.
The overall site footprint, like most city centres was tight and benefited from a Modern Methods of Construction approach. A tower crane was erected within the building footprint, reducing the impact on the surrounding streets.
Russells Construction as the main contractor adds its extensive expertise for the turnkey hotel project. The Clayton will be the company’s third concurrent hotel build in Manchester, alongside new Circle Square Premier inn hotel and MSCP (also supplied by Creagh see here for info) and the Stay City Apartments off St Peters Square.
Russells commenced piling followed by creation of the in-situ frame to form the first three floors including the mezzanine and level 2 transfer deck. Installation of the cladding to the insitu and pre-cast concrete for the 17-storey shell then followed, with installation of Creagh precast works to be completed in early Spring this year.
Principal Designer – Leach Rhodes Walker & WSP
Concept Architect – Stephenson Studio
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