Signature Living proposes plans to break into the Manchester boutique hotel market


Booming hotel developers Signature Living could open its first hotel in Manchester, if plans for a new boutique property are given the go ahead.

The group, which already run successful hotels 30 James Street in Liverpool and The Shankly, has set out a proposal to transform 123-125 Liverpool Road in Castlefield in Manchester into a 39-bedroom hotel and 100-cover restaurant and bar.

One of the buildings set to be converted is the Grade-II listed old Commercial Hotel, with architects behind the plans saying the renovations would combine ‘old and new elements’.

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If given the green light by councillors, the site would be Signature Living’s debut in the city and the third hotel in the portfolio since it was created in 2008.

The group are also ploughing ahead with plans to create a George Best-themed hotel in Belfast and have a number of other projects in the pipeline.

The three-storey Commercial Hotel, which sits in the Castlefield conservation area, only recently became vacant and dates from the mid-19th century.

The proposed renovation would involve the demolition of the rear extension, ‘interlocking’ the two properties as well as extensive internal alterations.

A new entrance to hotel would be created on Woollam Place and all blocked-up windows to be opened up again.

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