Manchester occupies a special place in the cultural landscape of the UK. A major world centre during the Industrial Revolution, Manchester has provided some of the most influential music of the last 50 years and is home to sporting heroes both past and present. In terms of its construction, Manchester’s buildings reflect its dual status as old-world icon and modern-day gem, with architectural styles ranging from Victorian to contemporary architecture.

Manchester has a thriving theatre, opera and dance scene, with a number of large performance venues, including Manchester Opera House, which feature large-scale touring shows and West End productions; the Palace Theatre; and the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester’s former cotton exchange, which is the largest theatre in the round in the UK. All this heritage and culture contributes significantly to Manchester’s appeal.

Today, Manchester is the second-largest regional economy in the UK, but it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Regeneration schemes begun in the ’90s are still evolving, and demand for the high-quality construction services Manchester benefits from looks set to continue. Redevelopment is happening in the suburbs as well as the city centre, with areas like Withington Village set to undergo a complete revitalisation in the next two decades.

Hotel Construct ion Services Manchester

As a major world-wide destination, hotels and accommodation play a huge part in Manchester’s ongoing success. As the kind of construction company Manchester will need if it’s to maintain its position on the domestic and international stages, GMI are proud to provide our capability, experience and expertise in luxury hotel projects.

As a prime example, the Dakota Hotel is a five-star deluxe hotel in the Piccadilly Basin development, featuring 137 bedrooms set over 8 levels with the 9th level made up of executive suites.

Having already developed two of their previous hotels, when Evans Dakota Hotels approached us with plans for their Manchester site, we knew we could deliver the high-quality finish and attention to detail that the brand are famed for. The project needed to reflect the signature aesthetic, emulating Dakota’s architectural vision to ensure the property would be a destination, and not just a layover.

GMI helped the Dakota Hotel put a previously overlooked postcode firmly on the Manchester map, adding a new destination to the UK staycation scene and the international city-break stage.

Modern Residential Construction Services Manchester

Luxury city living is another key aspect of the city’s ongoing regeneration. We provided our expert building services in Manchester at Burlington House, an 11-storey development of 91 contemporary apartments in Piccadilly Marina. Responding to the need for a variety of city centre accommodation, the design provides one-bed, two-bed and three-bedroom apartments in a range of sizes.

Located next to the Grade 2 listed Jackson’s Warehouse, the highly complex structure required a sensitive approach, in close consultation with English Heritage and the Canal Rivers Trust.

This is GMI at its very best, with the building completed in just 92 weeks and delivering a stand-out addition to Manchester’s skyline that oozes class. A real statement development by GMI.

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