New 16-storey First Street tower will house a 200 room Premier Inn and offices with stunning winter gardens


Community-driven business and leisure development First Street has announced some exciting new plans for this unique city centre location.

Providing a mix of offices, entertainment and amenities with a range of highly sought after bars and restaurants, the popular neighbourhood has some new additions in the pipeline – with a huge business already signed up.

Already home to the INNSIDE hotel, Vita Student scheme, popular arts and film venue HOME, Q car park, Bunny Jacksons, WOOD and Junkyard Golfthere will soon be some new additions to the area.


A brand new 16 storey structure will feature stunning winter gardens on each of the office floors, bringing a touch of mother nature into the office.

Similar in style to No8’s iconic garden feature, the new building will also boast an open plan staircase connecting the different levels and a triple height reception for workers.

Already signed up for floors 12 to 16 of the new development is popular hotel chain Premier Inn.

Benefiting from a private entrance and dedicated lift core, the brand new 200-room hotel will boast some of Premier Inn’s biggest and best features including Hypnos beds, flat screen TV’s with freeview, free wifi and a bar and restaurant offering a range of food and drink including a daily all-you-can-eat breakfast.

Premier Inn boasts an average TripAdvisor score of 4.2 and has been named both the best UK family Hotel in TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice Awards and the Best UK Hotel Group in the Silver Travel Awards.

Ideal for those coming to the city for work or play, it’s a prime location to catch some quality Z’s in between business or pleasure.

Construction for the new building will start this summer with a completion date of early 2021.

A second planning application will be considered by the council later this year to redevelop the existing Premier Inn Deansgate Locks adjacent to First Street.

Council leader Richard Leese believes that the First Street sector is an important gateway into Manchester that connects the city centre with the Oxford Road Corridor and University district.

“The ambition to create a cultural hub for Manchester, bringing up to 10,000 jobs to the city, will be further enhanced by this new phase of first class commercial development.

“As well as helping to further realise our vision for First Street, we are pleased that this announcement will also lead to the redevelopment of the existing Premier Inn site.”

Offering city centre residents and visitors an all encompassing neighbourhood that brings work to life and life to work, First Street maintains the perfect balance of all the best places to eat, drink and explore.


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