How do you make an asset of a carpark, hotel and energy centre?

Circle Square Car Park and Hotel
Circle Square carpark hotel

The striking building on the southeastern corner of the Circle Square site is a hybrid building that serves the development as an energy centre, and the wider Oxford Road area as a public car park and Premier Inn Hotel.

The hotel and car park is set apart slightly from the main public space, and draws on the warehouse and viaduct architecture of industrial Manchester.

The 16-storeybuilding, with its folded aluminium facade, has a strong gateway presence on the Mancunian Way approach. A 1,014-space car park occupies the first nine floors, and the hotel is located on floors nine to 15 with a prominent ground floor entrance and fantastic views of Manchester from the rooms and restaurant. 

Key Information

Sector: Residential

Client: Bruntwood

Location: Manchester

Completion: May 2021

Size: 158 hotel rooms, 1018 carpark spaces

Be Lean, Be Clean, Be Green

The building has achieved BREEAM Very Good, with carbon reduction measures inherent in its design, construction and operation. It has achieved a 34.2% improvement over the requirements of Building Regulations for the conservation of fuel and power.

Visible from the air is a 94kWp Solar PV array approximately 600m2 mounted on the roof of the hotel. It is set to yield circa 72,000kWh and avoid circa 43,000 kg CO2 emissions per year, covering a large portion of the building’s operations electricity needs.


Design Architect
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Delivery Architect
Leach Rhodes Walker
Russells Construction
Principal Designer
Rider Levett Bucknall
Landscape Architect
Planit ie
Services Consultant
Hilson Moran
Structural Engineer
Booth King Partnership
Acoustic Engineer
Fisher Acoustics
Daniel Hopkinson

FCBStudios Team Leads