Work starts on Staying Cool Manchester aparthotel

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UK: Building work has started on site at Staying Cool's Cotton Yard aparthotel in Manchester.

The 41-key aparthotel is located at the junction of Chorlton and Canal Streets, in the building that housed restaurant and bar Mash & Air in the 1990s.

The development will feature a mix of studios and suites over four floors of the existing building, together with eight duplex penthouses in a new rooftop extension. The build project is expected to take around a year, with the first guests expected in September 2020. The architects on the scheme are  Halliday Meecham and Euan Kelly Property Solutions,  the planning consultants.

Paul Taylor, joint managing director of Staying Cool, said: "The building was a former cotton finishing yard, so the name Cotton Yard just made sense. We also think it has a nice ring to it. Built in various stages between the late 19th and the early 20th centuries, it's a stunner of a building, which we are really excited to be bringing back to life after years of neglect. It is a perfect location for a design-led apartment hotel."

The building, within the Whitworth Street /Princess Street Conservation Area, is owned by the Cringle Corporation. Staying Cool won a CBRE-led competitive tender to appoint an operator.

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