Aluminium systems supplied by UK leading facade company Aluprof, have been specified for the recently completed Hotel Indigo Manchester. Located next to Victoria station, at the junction of Todd Street and Corporation Street, the new Hotel Indigo project comprises of a new fourteen story, modern rotunda tower, adjacent to an existing, now sympathetically restored Grade II listed victorian development, known as ‘City Buildings’.
Aluprof systems provided their class leading MB-SR50N Curtain Wall ‘effekt’ (cap-less) system in grey powder coat finish from Ground to 2nd floor with their project designed unitised curtain wall system to the 10 stories above. The floor to ceiling glazing offering spectacular views across Manchester. The sub-contract for the design, testing, fabrication and installation of the facade was completed by Aluprof and CSI of Hull. The main contractor on the development were Bowmer & Kirkland. The hotel was opened to customers early 2019.
Let by developer BH Group, the hotel offers 187 bedrooms which are located in both the new fourteen storey rotunda and the existing ‘City Buildings’. The development also boasts a Marco Pierre White, New York Italian themed restaurant and bar which will offer a vibrant new venue for residents as well as city goers.
Nab Speakes, Director of Architects 3DReid, said: “Creating a building that perfectly balances modern architecture with old is always challenging and the plans that we designed for the Hotel Indigo project were especially ambitious. Upon seeing the final result, we couldn’t be prouder of its design and how well it works in reality. Our talented team has created a remarkable new building that is a welcome addition to this part of the city. It stands at the gateway to the NOMA development and links this area seamlessly with the city centre.”
Maarten Kleinhout, director of CSI said, “ In view of the tight site, building movement and rigorous performance criteria, the use of Unitised stick curtain walling to the majority of the façade was obvious. Our early collaboration with 3Dreid, Bowmer and Kirkland and Aluprof technical teams allowed the design intent to be proficiently translated into a viable and performing façade scheme which we are proud to be associated with. The project is considered a success and we continue to enjoy the same colourations on other schemes with Aluprof. It is evident that the construction industry is increasingly turning to unitised façade principles to deliver facades effectively.”
James Houlston of BH Group, project owner said, “We are thrilled with the result of the work that has taken place so far. The building looks spectacular and is eye catching for all of the right reasons. We tried very hard to maintain the original fabric of the City Buildings and I am so pleased that we have been able to intertwine this with a modern new tower that reflects Manchester’s newer trends in architecture.”
Aluprof UK’s head office and extensive distribution centre is located in Altrincham, Cheshire. Aluprof systems are increasingly being specified on a wide range of residential and commercial projects across the UK. Systems are designed, fabricated and installed by selected, specially trained local companies, to ensure each fabricated product meets Aluprof’s exacting standards. Further information is available on the company’s website at www.aluprof.co.uk and specialist advice is available directly from Aluprof’s UK head offices on 0161 941 4005.