Native Manchester, a new serviced apartment in the city’s Northern Quarter, is preparing to open on September 16.
Occupying six floors of a Grade II-listed Victorian warehouse on Ducie Street, near Piccadilly Station, the property has 166 apartments and eight penthouses with private outdoor terraces.
Rooms also include studios and one- and two-bed apartments, all with fully-equipped kitchens.
Native, which has more than 20 UK locations, said it would be its biggest opening to date. All but two of its existing properties are in London, though it has sites under development in Leeds, York, Bristol and Oxford.
The mixed-use building will also host a new “social hub” called Cultureplex, which will include a restaurant called Bistrotheque, a mini cinema, bar, coffee counter and flexible event and work spaces.
Meanwhile fitness brand Blok will open their first studio outside of London in the property.
Guy Nixon, founder and CEO of Native said:
“With over 180,000 square feet of space, this has been an extraordinary opportunity to take one of the great icons of Manchester’s industrial past and turn it into a major cultural and social destination for the city.
“We have worked closely with Archer Humphreys to make the most of the original features of the warehouse, preserving the huge glass atrium, the brick arches and thundering iron columns evoking the grandeur of Manchester’s industrial heritage.”
Stay City plans to open a branch of its premier brand Wilde in the city next year, while the existing Northern Quarters Serviced Apartments and Staybridge Suites will be converted to extended-stay brands by Marriott and Hyatt, respectively.
Across the UK there are more than 7,500 apartments planned for the next four years, mainly in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge. Read our report on the sector here: