Russells Construction has checked-in with the 20-storey building contract, which is to be constructed between One and Two St Peters Square.
The existing vacant 1970s building, which was previously known as Peterloo House, will be demolished with construction then starting imminently to completed the project in 2020.
Designed by Stephenson Studios in conjunction with Leach Rhodes Walker, the scheme will comprise a 328-bedroom Motel One on the ground and eight upper floors with a 262-room Staycity Aparthotel above.
Andy Lavin, development director at Alliance said: “This site has a prominent city centre location which makes it ideal for Motel One and Staycity. Each operator has a different but complementary offer which will add to the wider mix of uses in the area. Visually this development will also add to the street scene in St Peter’s Square, helping to strengthen the Civic Quarter.”
Motel One St Peter’s Square will add to the budget-design chain’s 302-bed hotel called Motel One-Royal Exchange which opened ahead of schedule in June 2017, and its 330-bed Piccadilly hotel which opened in 2015 – both were built by Russells Construction.