INNSIDE By Meliá Manchester

Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Services Building services engineering, sustainable design, BREEAM assessment, lighting design, IT and vertical transportation
Sector Lifestyle 
Client Ask Property Developments for Melia Hotels International
Architect REID Architects, Simpson Haugh and Partners Architects
Imagery © Melia Hotels International

Paul Kenyon

T +44 (0)161 244 5660

Cundall was appointed by ASK Property Developments to provide building services engineering, sustainable design, BREEAM, lighting design and vertical transportation for the development of a new build city centre high-end hotel for the Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International. The 4-star, £12m new build contemporary hotel is Meliá's third hotel in the UK and the first to carry its Innside brand.

The facilities includes 208 bedroom, high-specifications spa facilities, gym, business centre, conference facilities, bar and restaurant. The 11-storey hotel sits in the heart of Manchester's most important, 20-acre, regeneration site; First Street.

First Street scheme comprises of a hotel, a multi-storey car park, high-end student apartments, commercial office, retail, leisure units and a new public square. Cundall provided design services for the development of hotel, multi-storey carpark, public realm and retail units.

The building has achieved BREEAM Excellent rating.


First Street North

First Street North

First Street represents one of Manchester’s most important sustainable and regeneration opportunities. It is set to become the city’s most vibrant new neighbourhood, with a compelling blend of culture, leisure, retail and office space.

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First street scheme

New addition to the landmark First Street scheme - Number 8 First Street

Planning permission has been granted by Manchester City Council for a new build 7-storey mixed-use development for the landmark First Street scheme in Manchester city centre. 

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The scheme includes a 10-storey 150-bed Etap 1* hotel and 20,000 ft² of speculative 7-storey office block with A2 and A3 retail facilities, to be constructed as part of the first phase of the Pollard Street development on the Manchester central inner ring road.

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Cundall's engineering consultancy services cover the entire life cycle of any building project. Clients find our ‘total solutions’ approach saves them time, money and effort.

We will add value to your project by opening our minds, exchanging ideas and thinking creatively.


Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.