It had already won an architectural design award before construction began, so it’s fair to say that the Leonardo Hotel, close to Manchester’s Piccadilly Station, deserves the label iconic.
Installing the steel frame and interior partitions and ceilings for the 110,000sq ft building will be Rotherham-based specialists Intex Systems, working for main contractor Bowmer+Kirkland.
In a contract worth £1.5m the team will be on site from January 2021 to begin work on the 13-storey, 275-bedroom hotel. The building forms a key part of the regeneration aspirations for that area of the city and the contract is another great win for the Intex team.
Commercial director Callum Connor said: “It’s great to be working with regular client Bowmer+Kirkland in Manchester again on what will be a landmark building for the city.
“The team is ready to get going on this project, which will be our third in the city in just a few months.”
The team is due to start on site in January 2021 and the job is expected to take 12 months.
In Manchester, Intex are also working on the Science and Engineering Building for Manchester Met, and the redevelopment of Granada Studios.
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