The hotel will be opening in a Grade II listed building that was originally built in built in 1874 for the Manchester Salford Trustees Bank and has recently been used for offices. Manchester City Council have granted permission for Eclectic Hotels to transform the space into a 40 bedroom townhouse hotel.
The building is located in Booth Street, in Manchester’s Upper King Street Conservation Area and will be Eclectic Hotels’ fourth hotel in the city where the group also operates Great John Street hotel in Manchester City centre, and the Didsbury House and Eleven Didsbury Park hotels in Didsbury.
Work is due to start on the building in the next few months, and the building will be getting a new rooftop extension with an infinity spa pool and terrace. The finished hotel will also feature the Tavern bar and restaurant, a south facing garden and events space, afternoon tea rooms, and space devoted to conferences and events.
King Street Townhouse has been designed by AEW Architects and planning consultancy company Turley has secured listed building consent and planning permission for the site.
Eclectic Hotels’ owner Eamonn O’Loughlin said: “We have worked closely with Manchester City Council and our design team to create a luxury townhouse hotel with in the King Street conservation area. We are very grateful to the city’s planning department for their support and guidance. I remain heavily involved in the project on a daily basis to ensure the concept we have devised is made a reality and hopefully welcomed by the public.”
Turley Heritage’s associate director Katy Lightbody said: “This is an impressive Italian Renaissance former bank and the scheme successfully reconciles the sensitivities of the listed building with the need for new contemporary accommodation. We look forward to seeing work commence on site.”