stephenson STUDIO has submitted a planning application for a dramatic, 20 storey, 258 bed hotel on Piccadilly, Manchester. The building has been designed on behalf of Russell Construction for the Yotel group. It will be Yotel’s first brand standard UK hotel and should offer a truly distinctive product
A key element of the design is the re-use of the grade II listed Union Bank, which provides the opportunity to bring the building back into active use. The design will provide an interesting dialogue between old and new.
The new-build element of the project will be constructed of load bearing pre-cast concrete elements which are stitched together to form a rigid ‘honeycomb’ structure which will avoid the need for a frame.