Construction of two major hotels under way at Manchester Airport

Construction has commenced on two hotel developments at Manchester Airport, for which Chapman Taylor is acting as Executive Architect.

An island site immediately opposite Terminal 2 will host two new-build hotels for well-known hotel brands – a 4-Star, full-service hotel and a 3-Star, select-service budget hotel.

At street level, the development will present active exteriors to Palma Avenue and, within the site, to the publicly accessible external areas. This will create a visually continuous and open frontage to guests upon arrival, whether via vehicle or on foot.

The two landmark buildings will create a gateway to Terminal 2, aiding navigation into the airport from the airport spur and presenting a high quality of design to the external road network.

The new hotels are aimed at supporting the future development of the Airport City district and the predicted passenger growth of the airport itself.

Chapman Taylor, appointed by Main Contractor BCEGI, inherited the designs for the plot at Stage 3 and is developing the design as Executive Architect through work stages 4-6.

Michael Swiszczowski (BA(Hons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

Director, UK

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. He joined the UK Board in 2022 and continues to take an active role in developing the practice’s residential and hospitality sectors across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects, with a particular focus on Build-to-Rent, student accommodation, hotels, serviced apartments and modular construction.

Michael is a regular speaker at residential and property conferences where he articulates Chapman Taylor’s design approach and skill-sets. He is also an RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation / Hotels

Rachel Rogerson (BA (Hons), Dip Arch)

Director, UK

Rachel is an accomplished design team leader and has worked on many of Chapman Taylor’s flagship projects in the UK and internationally since joining in 2006.

She has over 20 years of experience, with a particular focus on leading complex technical projects and design management of major projects across a number of sectors. Rachel was promoted to the UK Board in 2023 and splits her time between the London and Manchester studios.

Areas of expertise:

Specialist Fit Out / Leisure / Retail / Higher Education / Residential / Design Delivery / Design Management

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