Easy Hotel Manchester

Work started on Buttress Architects’ conversion of shipping warehouse, Bradley House, in 2016

The renovation of Bradley House in the city’s Northern Quarter, into a new 115-room easy Hotel saw Manchester gain its first easy hotel.

Buttress designed a new easy Hotel branded room that was installed within the listed building, allowing the character and features of the warehouse to be expressed around them.

The building was restored with new windows to the ground and lower ground floors, reinstating the original facades. The original goods entrance on Dale St once again became the main entry to the building, leading into a compact reception space whose glazed screen defines the public and private areas of the hotel.

Buttress worked alongside of Paragon Building Consultancy as Project Manager, and integrated property services and projects delivery specialist Styles&Wood as main contractor on the scheme.

The projects team at Styles&Wood delivered the full internal strip-out and refurbishment of the Grade II-listed, five-story building to create the 115 hotel rooms, in addition to the reception and back of house areas. With CNM involved from start to finish.

CNM was on the project from the beginning, putting the hoarding up, tackling all aspects of joinery, groundwork’s and builders works throughout and was on site until we handed over to a very happy client.

Gideon Levene, head of projects at Styles&Wood, said:

“We have experience working globally in the hospitality and leisure sectors, particularly across a number of high-profile hotels in Dubai, and are looking forward to supporting easy Hotel as it embarks on this new venture.”