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Hotel checks in for new Manchester tower

March 6, 2019 by NSC in Weekly News
Ask Real Estate, in a joint venture with the Richardson family and PATRIZIA, has exchanged a pre-let agreement with Whitbread for a 200-bedroom Premier Inn hotel at First Street, Manchester.

The hotel operator will occupy the top five floors of a new 16 storey mixed-use development, which secured planning permission in December 2018. Construction of the new building will start this summer with completion due in early 2021.

Premier Inn is the first confirmed tenant in the new building at First Street and will occupy floors 12-16, while lower down there will be 14,800m² of Grade A offices on floors 1-11.

BAM Construction has been confirmed as the preferred construction partner for the new building, which will be the fourth phase of development at the 20-acre First Street scheme.

Commenting on the announcement John Hughes, Managing Director of Ask Real Estate, said: “With a projected lack of Grade A office space in the city from 2021 we will be bringing forward much needed, high-quality and flexible office space to a buoyant market and are delighted to announce Premier Inn as the building’s first tenant.

Nicholas Johnston, Acquisition Manager for Northern England at Premier Inn, said: “As a major investor in Manchester we are continually looking at our portfolio of Premier Inn hotels to ensure we are in the best possible locations and provide a consistently high-quality experience for our guests.”

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