JPG were appointed as structural engineers on the refurbishment of this listed building on Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, which comprises the creation of a 157 bed city centre hotel for Travelodge, plus the creation of retail space at ground and basement level.

The building suffered serious damaged by fire in 1979, whilst operating as a Woolworths store.

During the redevelopment additional storeys are being created which has necessitated extensive structural alterations. The challenges of integrating modern building standards on such things as acoustics and thermal performance are being addressed by the project team.

Client: Associated Property Investors Ltd
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