niu Loom Hotel
Adjacent to the Irish World Heritage Centre, the new niu Loom Hotel comprises four storeys and is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom for German operator Novum Hospitality.
Commissioned by owner and developer Manchester (Queens Road) Limited and designed by Project 3, the building pays tribute to the industrial heritage of Manchester. Industrial designs and three-dimensional weaving patterns are used throughout the hotel, reflecting the city’s crafting industry. Special attention has been paid to the artwork and murals used to adorn the hotel, which also echo this theme.
The hotel offers 135 spacious and comfortable rooms, along with an impressive dining space and children’s play area. All rooms come equipped with flat screen TVs, Bluetooth speakers and free high-speed wifi.
Currie & Brown provided cost consultancy, employer’s agent and principal designer services on the construction, which began in 2018.
Our rigorous approach to snagging ensured all minor details were picked up and resolved so that the operator was able to open the hotel to the public ready for the new year, on time and on budget. The use of a Fusion Building System allowed for the quick erection of the steel frame, with the installation taking two weeks less than programmed. The building was then wrapped with a render and cladding façade.
The surrounding area includes a busy main road and popular events venue, which tested the logistics programming, while the interface with the busy public highway drove the need for careful consideration of the project team’s relationship with the public.
Jonathan Kell, director and project manager at Kell CMS Ltd, commented: “Currie & Brown provided an excellent service on both disciplines. Their experience and professionalism was an asset to the team, and greatly assisted on a successful outcome for all involved.”