Premier Inn has announced plans for a 200-room hotel within Manchester’s First Street development.

The property will be housed within the top five floors of a new 16 storey tower which will also feature office space with winter gardens on each floor.

Construction of the building is set to commence this summer, with completion scheduled for early 2021.

The development forms the fourth phase of the First Street complex, which already features office, retail and residential space, as well as a hotel under Melia’s Innside brand (for a review of the property, published in 2016, click here).

The agreement will also see Premier Inn’s parent company Whitbread redevelop its existing Premier Inn Deansgate Locks hotel (located next to First Street), with a new 480,000 square foot mixed-use scheme. A planning application for this development is expected to be submitted to Manchester City Council in May.

Commenting on the news Nicholas Johnston, Acquisition Manager for Northern England at Premier Inn, said:

“As a major investor in Manchester we are continually looking at our portfolio of Premier Inn hotels to ensure we are in the best possible locations and provide a consistently high-quality experience for our guests.

“The decision to redevelop the Premier Inn Deansgate Locks site and bring a latest generation Premier Inn hotel to First Street reflects this. Working with ASK Real Estate and its partners, we are able to increase the number of Premier Inn bedrooms in the popular micro-location and bring our latest format to the area.

“It’s an excellent opportunity to improve our portfolio in the city and be part of one of Manchester’s most successful business and leisure destinations.”