And the name is...

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Today, we've announced Cotton Yard as the name of our new 41-unit apartment hotel, as construction commences on the Chorlton and Canal Street site in the heart of Manchester's Gay Village. Offering a mix of studios and suites over four floors of the existing building, together with eight duplex penthouses in a new rooftop extension, the build project will take approximately 12 months and see the first guests arrive through the doors in September 2020.

The building was a former cotton finishing yard, which inspired the name. Built in various stages between the late 19th and the early 20th centuries, it’s a stunner of a building, which we are really excited to be bringing back to life after years of neglect. It is a perfect location for a design-led apartment hotel.

This is an ambitious restoration and build – a bit of a grand design project - so we’ll be documenting it on a dedicated Instagram account @cottonyardmcr. Follow us if you'd like to experience the building being brought back to life.

 The apartment hotel on Chorlton Street, within the Whitworth Street / Princess Street Conservation Area, was once home to Oliver Peyton’s innovative Mash & Air in the 1990s – which was a favourite haunt of our founders, Paul and Tracey.