SimpsonHaugh & Partners, Glenn Howells Architects and Eric Parry Architects are understood to have been shortlisted in the contest to redevelop the Renaissance hotel site in Manchester’s Deansgate
The exact details of Urban & Civic’s plans for the 0.8ha site remain unclear, although earlier reports suggested the developer was looking to build around 600 flats and a new hotel as part of a £225 million scheme.
As well as the 1972 Marriot Renaissance Manchester – a 15-storey, 203-bedroom hotel designed by Crickshank and Seward – the plot also includes 2,480m² of offices and nearly 400 car parking spaces.
The existing hotel sits opposite SimpsonHaugh’s £25 million No1 Deansgate residential tower building (2002) which occupies a site damaged by the IRA bombing in 1996.
Urban & Civic refused to comment on the shortlist.