Manchester City Council has granted planning permission to build a new hotel within the city's existing Granada Television headquarters and TV studio buildings.
The Manchester Grande hotel will feature event, performance and work spaces, plus a rooftop terrace, a bar and a heated swimming pool. Designed by Levitt Bernstein, the new space is aiming to honour the history of the well-known Manchester building.
It will also seek to offer a wide variety of arts and cultural events, and will form part of the 2.8 million sq ft of space planned for the new St. John's neighbourhood. This will feature a work space, events area, riverside parks, gardens, hotels, arts venues, shops, cafés, restaurants and 1,450 homes. It aims to be a hub for the North of England.
More information is to be announced as building work progresses.
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