Portugal hotel chain Pestana is set to transform a long-empty Grade II listed Manchester building into a boutique hotel sat neatly between Piccadilly Gardens and the Northern Quarter. While currently dilapidated, the abandoned space on 69- 65 Piccadilly has retained some key features – like ornate spiralling staircases – making it the perfect starting point for a new and unique city-centre hotel.

Full plans were submitted by landowner Eastern Green in late August 2020 for the wholesale refurbishment of this historic space – also known as the Halls Building – to transform it into a 150 room four star boutique luxury hotel. The move marks Pestana’s first foray outside of London, where it already operates.

An entry point into the Northern Quarter, the plans – overseen by Architecture firm Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Deloitte Real Estate – also hope to inject a new lease of life into the nearby Newton Street. In addition to the 11 storey refurbishment of the Halls Building, we can also expect a new ground floor retail and leisure space, with current tenant the Piccadilly Tavern pub expected to temporarily close and reopen once construction is complete. Do you think this is a welcome new addition to the city centre?

Mon 18 Jan, The Halls Building,
69-75 Piccadilly, Manchester City Centre

Edward Lane
Published on:
Mon 18 Jan 2021