New Premier Inn set for Manchester city centre in February

Manchester’s latest hotel project has been completed by Russell WBHO at Circle Square. The new 158-bedroom Premier Inn is set to open in the New Year.

Russell WBHO has just handed over the eye-catching 16-storey building to Premier Inn ahead of Christmas, ready for opening in February 2021.

The new building comprises a 1,018 space multi storey car park across the first 10 floors (ground to nine), with the hotel located on floors nine to 15 behind the striking aluminium façade.

Richard Aldread, Head of Construction in the UK regions and Ireland, for Premier Inn said: “The new Princes Street Premier Inn strengthens our presence in Manchester city centre and brings our latest format hotel to the extremely popular Oxford Road / Deansgate micro-market.

“It’s part of our ongoing strategy of investing in new locations across Manchester to ensure our customers have the best quality Premier Inn rooms in the most exciting locations in the city.

“Given the hotel’s central location, and proximity to the universities, it promises to be a popular addition to our portfolio.”

Gareth Russell, joint managing director of Russell WBHO, said, “One of the most visually eye-catching buildings we’ve ever delivered, the new Premier Inn at Circle Square is also one of the greenest and most advanced in terms of energy saving and carbon reduction.

“We’ve created a building which will provide occupants with a comfortable stay and the reassurance that they’re playing a part in reducing the city’s carbon output.”

The new hotel and multi-storey car park are part of the wider £750m Circle Square masterplan, a joint venture between Bruntwood SciTech and Vita Group to create a new city neighbourhood with more than 1,700 new homes, 1.2m sq ft of workspace and over 100,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space as well as a brand new city park, Symphony Park.

The new Premier Inn at Circle Square is ideally located for the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as some of the city’s finest arts and cultural destinations.

It is the second hotel built by Russells for Premier Inn, following the Dale Street hotel completed in 2012, and the hotelier’s fourth hotel in Manchester City Centre.