TRIBE construction begins at Airport City Manchester
Airport City Manchester has commenced work on the construction of a brand new 412-bedroom TRIBE hotel, which is the first of its kind in the UK.
Set in the heart of Airport City Manchester’s hotel district, TRIBE will be the third new hotel to be built at the development, following the 280-bed Holiday Inn and a 262-bed Ibis Budget which are due to open in Summer 2022.
Once complete, the nine-storey, 12,300m2 TRIBE hotel will feature 412 rooms and suites, restaurant and bar, a gym, and a crew lounge for airline staff.
The 24-month build programme is being undertaken by MY Construction who were awarded the £42m contract in 2021, with the hotel expected to be fully operational in Q1 2024.
Yoav Tal, Managing Director of MY Construction said, “We’re delighted to have been awarded this latest contract at Airport City Manchester. During the past 16 years we’ve delivered over 2,500 keys of premium hotel developments across the country so it’s great to be working with the Airport City Manchester development team and Accor on building what will be the first TRIBE hotel in the UK.”
Built at the foot of the £6m pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting Airport City with Wythenshawe, TRIBE forms part of the wider hotel district which is set to comprise a cluster of nine new properties offering more than 2,400 new hotel rooms.
On behalf of Airport City Manchester, Gareth Jackson, Group Property Managing Director at Manchester Airports Group (MAG), said, “Seeing construction commence on our third hotel on-site is another fantastic landmark at Airport City Manchester. The hotel district is a key element of the development, providing a crucial amenity cluster between The Hut Group campus, the wider business district, and one of the UK’s busiest airports.
“Bringing TRIBE to site demonstrates our on-going commitment to catering for those quality and forward-thinking brands looking for the scale, opportunity and connectivity that Airport City Manchester offers occupiers and we’re looking forward the hotel opening in 2024.”
Launched in 2019 by the Accor Group, whose other brands include Mercure, Sofitel and Novotel, Accor stated their new portfolio of TRIBE hotels would offer a “high-quality experience at an affordable price,” with a “carefully curated offer that focuses on style rather than price.”
Key contractors involved in the design, project management and construction of the project include: MY Construction, Faithful + Gould, AECOM, Dexter Moren Associates, Meinhardt, Rusupo and NBM.