May 31, 2017

Abel Heywood: The New Northern Quarter Landmark

A challenging "island" site in Manchester's Northern Quarter comprised a group of old and partly derelict warehouse and former public housing buildings.

The design involved the sympathetic conversion and linking of there elements to form a new public house and boutique hotel.

The Public House bar and dining areas are split across two floors, accessed from a classic "London Pub" corner entrance with ground and first floor serveries and a linking feature staircase. Playing on the heritage of the area and the building, the spaces have a warm earthy feel with an informal "lived-in" character. Above this there are fifteen bespoke bedrooms featured recently in the Guardian.