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FCBS unveils multistorey car park-cum-hotel for Manchester

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Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has revealed plans for a new multistorey car park combined with a 150-room hotel in Manchester

Detailed plans for the 18-storey building, which includes parking space for 1,100 cars below a seven storey hotel, will be submitted next month.

The building for developer Bruntwood sits within the wider redevelopment of the former BBC Oxford Road site – part of the Corridor Manchester innovation district south of the city centre – which was approved in June (see AJ 03.06.16).

Overlooking the Mancunian Way, the scheme at the south-east corner of the Circle Square (highlighted in red below) plot includes a energy centre on its ground floor and features ‘masonry-clad precast concrete panels with circular openings varying in scale’. 

According to the practice, the hotel above will have ‘a contrasting lightweight geometrical faceted façade which contrasts with [the] masonry mass of the car park’ to create ’one distinct building’.

Once complete, the larger Circle Square scheme will create 10,000m² of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, 28,400m² of offices, 677 flats and ‘much-needed green space’.

Various schemes have previously been put forward for the site, including one by AHR for former site owner Realty Estates in 2014 (pictured bottom).

The new proposals aim to be 60 per cent completed by the end of 2019.

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