Architecture

Moxy Spinningfields

Manchester

Bold new addition to Manchester’s vibrant Spinningfields district

Located in the emerging Spinningfield district the proposed 145 guestroom Moxy hotel is a striking contemporary building nestled within a mix of modern developments and historic landmark buildings.

A new-build 9 storey hotel ‘tower’ element is set back behind a retained historic decorative facade. The preserved façade is the only surviving original feature of the historic Invicta House, which since its construction in the 18th century has been the home of a variety of significant local businesses including a soda water factory, a manufacturing chemist, a hat works and most notably a silk finishing factory. The design of the new-build tower contrasts and complements the historic retained façade. Clad in weathered effect metal rainscreen panels, the perforated metal screens recall the punch cards of a Jacquard loom as an echo to the sites textile history.

The public areas at ground floor offer active frontages to surrounding streets and bring additional activity and life to the popular Scott Place lane . The hotel brand ethos of ‘a boutique hotel with the social heart of a youth hostel’ offers the potential of a vibrant new destination within a unique building enhancing an already architecturally diverse and exciting area in Manchester’s city centre.