The final phase of Manchester’s Corn Exchange’s £30m overhaul has begun as work starts on creating a new hotel.
The multimillion pound transformation of four floors of the historic building will see a new 114-bedroom aparthotel created branded under the Roomzzz name.
A year ago the former trading floor of the property saw 17 foot outlets move in and now work on the hotel will begin, which will be located on the second to fifth floors.
Roomzzz already has a strong presence in Manchester, owning a large hotel on the corner of Princess Street and Portland Street.
The finished hotel at the Corn Exchange will be home to three large penthouse rooms, with one having access to the building’s distinctive turret that will accessed by a private spiral staircase.
The work will also involve re-opening the original grand main entrance to the Exchange, which fronts onto Hanging Ditch and has been closed for many years, plus a hotel atrium providing access to the upper floors.
Aviva is the owner of the Grade-II listed building and is working with developer Queensberry Real Estate and 5plus Architects to transform the property.