John Dalton House, Manchester
Creating a landmark hotel from an existing office building in central Manchester

Client: Qbic Hotels
Value: £21.5 million
Size: 261 Bed hotel with associated amenity & 8,700 sqft commercial space
Programme: 2015 – Ongoing
Service: Architecture

John Dalton House occupies a gateway site in Manchester City Centre, adjacent to the city’s prime business area, Spinningfields. The concrete framed building has an irregular structural grid and low ceilings offering limited quality office stock for the city.

5plus originally obtained planning permission for the conversion of the office into a hotel, however the building was subsequently sold. 5plus were retained by the new purchaser, Qbic Hotels, to refine the existing proposals in line with their aspirations and brand. We achieved planning for this subsequent scheme in August 2018.

Our proposal is based around the conversion of the building into a 261 bed hotel, providing approximately 60,000 sqft of hotel accommodation and 8,700 sqft of ground floor/basement commercial space.