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July 24, 2016

ISG to convert Manchester’s Corn Exchange into hotel

Construction services company ISG has secured a £13m contract from Queensberry Real Estate to convert Manchester’s Grade II listed Corn Exchange in the UK into a four-star boutique hotel.

By Srivani Venna

Construction services company ISG has secured a £13m contract from Queensberry Real Estate to convert Manchester’s Grade II listed Corn Exchange in the UK into a four-star boutique hotel.

Levels two to five of the building will be refurbished and a 114-room aparthotel would be created for operator Roomzzz. This latest transformation scheme is the second phase of a £30m investment to develop the building as a leisure destination.

The building’s ground and first floor level restaurant and bar have already been refurbished and will remain in operation throughout the project’s duration.

ISG’s scheme is set to begin in mid-August this year and will see the company carrying out remedial works to the roof structure and installing a cantilevered scaffold system at first floor level. Later on, the company will make structural alterations to the building’s floor slabs to introduce new service risers.

"Levels two to five of the building will be refurbished and a 114-room aparthotel would be created for operator Roomzzz."

The layout of Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange will use a combination of existing brick walls and new partitioning to create four room types. Facilities to be offered include a gym, lounge, and a breakfast area.

ISG's northern managing director Andy McLinden said: “The former Corn Exchange in Manchester is a very special and much-loved building and its latest evolution builds on the growing trend for hybrid guest accommodation in the city.

“This is a high-profile showcase of our capabilities delivering luxury hotel accommodation in a logistically challenging and busy city centre location, with the added complexity of working in an architecturally protected building.”


Image: Manchester’s historic Grade II listed Corn Exchange. Photo: courtesy of ISG Plc/Cision.

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