Fabrica, Manchester
Creating a catalyst for regeneration

Royal London Asset Management

Client: Royal London Asset Management
Value: £12.5 million
Size: 150 bedroom Etap Hotel &
20,000 sqft Office with new public realm
Programme: 2006 – 2012
Service: Architecture

Simon Buckley & Mark Waugh

2013 BCO Regional, Winner
2013 RICS North West, Finalist
2013 North West Insider, Finalist

Fabrica forms one half of the first phase of a major regeneration project. Prior to development the site was occupied by two retail warehouses and associated surface car parking.

Previous buildings on the site had reached the end of their useful life and RLAM was therefore seeking the wholesale regeneration of this prominent site capitalising on its inherent landmark status and bringing increased, long term value to its investment holding.

The development is sensitive, high quality and contextual. Urban connections and the relationship with neighbouring districts are behind every decision. A 150 bedroom budget hotel pre let to Accor was designed to fit with the context, along with a circa 20,000sqft of grade A office building with associated commercial uses lining the new public spaces.

Phase two has been reviewed as either residential or workplace development and will complete the city block.