New aparthotel debuts in Manchester’s Northern Quarter
By Sasha Wood, published 12/7/19
Aparthotel brand Native will open its new Central Manchester property this September.
Set within a Grade II-listed former cotton mill, the new aparthotel is situated on Ducie Street close to Manchester Piccadilly station in the city’s historic Northern Quarter, which is in the midst of regeneration.
Native Manchester will be the brand’s biggest opening to date, spread across six floors and featuring 166 apartments with city views, including eight luxury penthouses with private outdoor terraces.
Designed by David Archer, the architect behind Chiltern Firehouse and the new Standard Hotel in London, the aparthotel will incorporate elements of the original industrial building with wide cast-iron columns and exposed brickwork.
From studios to two-bedroom deluxe apartments, each contains a fully equipped kitchen and furniture from interiors specialists Conran.
Native’s founder and CEO, Guy Nixon, says: “With over 180,000 square feet of space, this has been an extraordinary opportunity to take one of the great icons of Manchester’s industrial past and turn it into a major cultural and social destination for the city.
“We have worked closely with Archer Humphreys to make the most of the original features of the warehouse, preserving the huge glass atrium, the brick arches and thundering iron columns evoking the grandeur of Manchester’s industrial heritage.”
The Ducie Street Warehouse will also feature the Cultureplex social hub on the ground floor with a restaurant – Bistrotheque – a mini cinema, bar, coffee counter and flexible events and work spaces.
Fitness brand, Blok, will also open a studio in the building.
The new aparthotel will join a handful of other properties from the UK brand including Native Bankside, which debuted in London in summer 2018, and Native Glasgow.
Future sites under development include Leeds, York, Bristol, Oxford and London’s Soho.