Fabrica, Manchester
Creating a catalyst for regeneration

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

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

Mark Waugh
Simon Buckley

Fabrica forms one half of the first phase of a major regeneration project to the north of Manchester City Centre. Previous buildings on the site had reached the end of their useful life and RLAM was therefore seeking the wholesale regeneration of the prominent location – capitalising on its inherent landmark status and bringing increased, long term value to its investment holding.

Fabrica 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 20,000sqft grade A office building with associated commercial uses lining the new public spaces.

Phase two is likely to include either residential or workplace development and will complete the city block.


Typical Upper Floor


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Construction 2011-2012