Hoardings erected at Airport City as site prep begins for £250M hotel district

More than 1.4km of hoardings have been installed at Airport City Manchester, as clearance and preparation works have commenced on site, ahead of the start of construction of a new £250m hotel district.

Located next to Manchester Airport and on the border of Wythenshawe, the new hotel district is part of the landmark £1billion Airport City development and will become home to four new hotels by 2021, providing 1,500 new hotel rooms and supporting the creation of around 700 jobs, including 250 in construction.

The installation of hoardings to fence off the perimeter of the development site, including along Enterprise Way, World Way and Palma Avenue, was completed by Trafford Park-based Signs Express Manchester.

The graphics that feature on the hoardings are designed by another local business, Northern Quarter-based Tile Creative – which feature pictures that showcase the best of local life, as well as images of what the approved developments on the site will look like once complete.

Caitlin Callaghan, of MAG Property and Airport City JV partner, said: “This is another step forward for Airport City and both local people and visitors to the site and airport generally will now really be able to get a sense of where the development will be taking place, as well as a flavour of what the area has to offer and the future of what is to come.

“We’re really pleased to have worked with two excellent local businesses in the production and installation of the hoardings and we are proud to help shine a light on some of the fantastic things about the local area in partnership with Real Lives Wythenshawe – as well as showcasing some of the new opportunities Airport City will bring locally and beyond.”

Lee Eaton, Managing Director, at Signs Express Manchester, said: “It was great to be involved with such another large prestigious project working alongside MAG Property and the Airport City team.

“The new hoardings look fantastic and not only are they eye-catching in terms of being noticeable for people visiting the airport itself, they also help to signify a sense of place and the scale of what is to come here.”


Following planning approvals last year, the new hotel district will see a ‘cluster’ of four hotels built providing new hotel accommodation and facilities that will serve Airport City and meet growing demand for more beds driven by the significant growth in both passenger numbers and airlines at Manchester Airport over the last five years.

The new district will bring an impressive array of new hotel options to the area, in the form a Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Holiday Inn and Ibis Budget hotel.

The 280-room Holiday Inn Manchester Airport will feature the brand’s signature Open Lobby, which combines the front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar, lounge and business centre into one versatile area. Room types including standard, twin, family, executive and accessible will be offered across six floors, while the southern corner of the sixth floor has been removed to create a terrace for guests, overlooking the airfield. The seventh floor will feature a canopied terrace and crew lounge which will look north over Airport City towards Manchester’s City Centre.

Ibis Budget Manchester Airport will offer 262 rooms over seven levels. The hotel will offer four room types - Double, Triple, Twin and Accessible. Ibis Budget offers its guests comfortable rooms with a fluffy duvet and pillows, free WI-FI and a gourmet breakfast buffet. A restaurant located on the ground floor of the Holiday Inn has been designed to attract guests from both hotels.

The 375 guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Airport will be nine storeys high and split across two wings. The hotel will include a sky bar and meeting rooms at rooftop level and a restaurant, garden lounge and fitness centre.

Hampton by Hilton Manchester Airport will include 254 guestrooms in a single standalone tower. Guests will have access to fitness and business centres, meeting rooms and complimentary breakfast during their stay.

Site preparation is now underway ahead of the likely start of construction later this Spring.

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