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Clayton Hotel nearing completion

The new Clayton Hotel in Manchester’s Portland Street is nearing completion.

Latest images from the development show the building from the rear side flanked by the Brooklyn Hotel to the right and Manchester One across Sackville Street to the left.

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The new-build’s stunning  Portland stone-style façade catching the morning light in the centre.

Drone images taken from high up by the newly installed Clayton Hotel sign show the view over Manchester’s central quarter where our 3 St Peter’s Square project is visible immediately to the left, sitting behind Numbers 1 and 2 St Peter’s Square and with the forest of Deansgate’s glazed skyscrapers in the distance.

Clayton Hotel Manchester

The exterior of the property is fully complete and so, after almost two years of capturing an image per day, our time lapse footage of the project ended this month. It shows progress of the scheme from the empty site in April 2019 through to today, featuring the installation of the tower crane and pre-cast concrete panels over 16 months, and the crane’s removal ahead of the Topping Out in May 2020.

While the building envelope is complete, more than 150 operatives remain on site as work continues inside the building ahead handover by the end of the year. The lower bedrooms and corridors are having the finishing touches added while the upper rooms are being fitted out and decorated.

The first three floors which house the communal and amenity spaces are also being finalised. This includes the bar, restaurant, gym, commercial kitchen and meeting rooms, as well as the stunning triple height reception area.

The project is bringing the Dalata Hotel Group’s Clayton Hotel brand to Manchester city centre for the first time. The scheme is being developed by Property Alliance Group, funded by Aviva, with Henry Riley acting as the Employers Agent. Designed by Stephenson Studio, Leach Rhodes Walker is the delivery architect. The building services design is from Ridge and Partners and A & B Engineering, while WSP is responsible for the structural design.