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Say hello to the Cotton Yard on Canal St

Say hello to the Cotton Yard on Canal St

Staying Cool announced the Cotton Yard as the name of its new 41-unit apartment hotel recently, as construction commenced on the Chorlton and Canal Street site in the heart of Manchester’s 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 its doors in September 2020. 

“The building was a former cotton finishing yard, so the name Cotton Yard just made sense. We also think it has a nice ring to it,” said Paul Taylor, Staying Cool’s Joint-Managing Director, “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.”

“It is an ambitious restoration and build – a bit of a grand design project – and we’ll be documenting it on a dedicated Instagram account @cottonyardmcr, so people can experience the building being brought back to life,” continued Manchester resident, Taylor.

The apartment hotel on the corner of Canal Street and Chorlton Street, within the Whitworth Street / Princess Street Conservation Area, was once home to Oliver Peyton’s innovative Mash & Air – a favourite haunt of Staying Cool’s founders. The building was acquired by the Cringle Corporation and Staying Cool won a CBRE-led competitive tender to determine the development’s operator.

A joint partnership with Bespoke Hotels, the Cotton Yard will sit alongside Staying Cool’s existing 35-suite apartment hotel, which occupies the top floors of Birmingham’s iconic Rotunda. “We’re delighted to be able to confirm that the Cotton Yard is out of the starting gates and a few steps closer to being brought back to life in Manchester – the city where our story began,” continued Paul Taylor. 

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Published: 20-Jun-2019

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