A new luxury hotel worth £35.5 million with a cool, Jenga style design is due to debut in Manchester’s Ancoats in 2022. The 275-key Leonardo Piccadilly East living space will be located on the corner of Adair Street and Great Ancoats, taking up a unique structure designed by acclaimed local architects, Stephenson Studio. (other designs include the new Chethams School of Music building and the new Halle St Peters – also Ancoats). In addition to playing host to a ground floor restaurant, cafe bar and outdoor terrace connecting to a newly constructed public square, the hotel also promises to include a host of amenities to aid wellness and mental well being.
Visitors will find a gym and a wellness studio located inside the 14 story building, the latter of which will include areas for guests to spread out, relax and unwind with a range of tablets each featuring pre-installed meditation tutorials. By taking its cues from the theory of Divine Proportion, the brains behind the building – artists Josef and Anni Albers, and Lucy Goddard – aim to use contrasting textures to suggest a feeling of symmetry and encourage people to feel positively connected to the space.
Touch points which stimulate the senses will be readily available to explore, while the building’s interior will balance a range of light, heavy, rough and smooth materials. At the time of writing an exact opening date is yet to be announced, but you can stay connected with the development of Leonardo Piccadilly East by visiting the website of its creators – interior design team No Chintz.
- Edward Lane
- Published on:
- Tue 10 Nov 2020