Holiday Inn Express Location City: Manchester, UK

A hotel constructed from purpose-built steel containers

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Sectors:
Hospitality
Services:
Architecture, Interiors
Studios:
Manchester
Client:
Bowmer & Kirkland

Certifications:

Key Info

Includes:
A 220-bedroom modular hotel made from purpose-built steel containers complete with interior fixtures and fittings, full-height windows, carpet, wallpaper, ceiling and light fittings - all of which are installed before being delivered to site
Area:
5,950m² GBA
Key Award:
'Retail/Leisure Project of the Year' at the 2018 Offsite Construction Awards
Status:
Opened in June 2017

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A modular container hotel 

The 220-bed Holiday Inn Express in Trafford, Manchester, is constructed from purpose-built steel containers complete with factory-finished interior fixtures and fittings, all of which were installed before being delivered to site.

All container bedrooms placed on site in less than 3 weeks

The modules were stacked on top of each without the need for additional supporting structures, to enable fast installation on site. Each module consists of two bedrooms and a section of corridor, with all of the 220 bedrooms placed on site in less than three weeks, ready for external cladding to commence.

External envelope applied once the modules were in place

The external envelope was applied once the modules were in place, using pre-finished rainscreen cladding and single ply roofing systems which were fixed to specific areas of the module to maintain an airtight seal.

Chapman Taylor developed the detailed design for the volumetric modular construction, creating a co-ordinated 3D BIM model and enabling the off-site works to commence in line with an ambitious accelerated building programme

For more information please contact:

Andrew Carroll

Director, UK

Since joining Chapman Taylor in 2002, Andy has led the design and delivery of major projects across a range of sectors including mixed-use, office, residential, hospitality, retail and leisure.

Andy is a core member of the Manchester Studio leadership team. As a UK Board Director, he oversees our workplace and design delivery services and contributes to defining and implementing our core values across the UK.

Areas of expertise:

Mixed-use / Workplace / Residential / Hospitality / Retail / Leisure / Design Management / Design Delivery

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 a RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

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

Awards

Retail/Leisure Project of the Year -  Offsite Construction Awards
Retail/Leisure Project of the Year - Offsite Construction Awards
Highly commended - Best use of Steel -  Offsite Construction Awards
Highly commended - Best use of Steel - Offsite Construction Awards
‘Best Offsite Construction’ -  North-West Regional Construction Awards
‘Best Offsite Construction’ - North-West Regional Construction Awards
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