Topping out celebrated at Manchester Staycity building

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UK: Topping out has been celebrated at 3 St Peter’s Square, a £50 million building in Manchester which will include a Wilde by Staycity and a Motel One.

Representatives from the hotel brands joined developer Property Alliance Group and funder Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) to mark the occasion on the roof of the 20-storey new build, which has been delivered by contractor Russell WBHO.

Internal fit-out is under way, with most of the Motel One section close to completion, and the project remains on track for an Autumn 2021 handover.

Gareth Russell, joint managing director of Russell WBHO, said: “3 St Peter’s is looking fantastic in its setting, and we were pleased to welcome our clients to tour the site and mark a significant milestone in the project. Despite the disruption of recent months and the challenges posed by the site’s extremely tight location in the middle of a very busy part of town, the project remains on programme for a 2021 handover. This event provides an excellent opportunity for us to thank the whole project team for their hard work over the last two years.”

On the site of the former Peterloo House, the new building was designed by Stephenson Studio with Leach Rhodes Walker as delivery architect.

Alex Russell, managing director of developer Property Alliance Group, said: “This was a site that was originally earmarked for new office space, but our appraisals identified the huge potential for a hotel. An iconic location within the city centre, at the heart of the historic civic quarter and surrounded by all the entertainments Manchester has to offer, 3 St Peter’s offers an excellent setting for visitors. We are very pleased that Russell WBHO has been able to keep the site open throughout the last few months. The team has done a great job to keep the project on track and ensure it is delivered on time for our partners RLAM, Motel One and Staycity.”

Staycity development director Simon Walford said: “As one of Europe’s leading aparthotel operators, with over 3,000 apartments across 12 destinations, Manchester is an important destination for us. As one of the UK’s most vibrant, happening places, the city is a great match for the Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity brand, which offers guests a unique blend of home and hotel inspired by the wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde.”

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