MC Construction checks in at Victoria & Albert Hotel

Salford-based MC Construction has completed a revamp of the reception and business conference area at the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, with the £500,000 project creating a new welcome experience for guests at the 148-bedroom, four-star hotel in Spinningfields.

Renovating the hotel reception, lobby, conference foyer and bar area to create an open-plan space, a more relaxing check-in environment and a ‘Power-Up Pod’ workspace with charging points for laptops and mobile phones – the company was chosen as the contractor in a tendering process, partly because it makes a point of employing local people, as does the V&A. The V&A, lies on the banks of the River Irwell and is housed in Grade II listed buildings constructed in 1844 as warehouses. The exposed original brickwork, cast-iron columns and vintage wooden beams were retained as part of the upgrade.

Peter Hill, the hotel’s general manager, stated:

“We are particularly proud of this refurbishment too, as we have kept the 19th century feel of the original building but have added all the 21st century amenities our guests expect. Our guests are at the centre of everything we do, and we’re sure they will find everything they need as part of our new welcome experience.”

David Lowe, managing director of MC Construction, commented:

“The Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel is a prestigious addition to our growing client base in the hospitality sector and it was great to be recognised in the selection process for our commitment to sourcing local labour. This successful project follows on from contracts such as the multi-million pound upgrade at Chancellors Hotel at the University of Manchester, and we look forward to further strengthening our presence in the sector in the future.”

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