Fully-furnished shipping containers form unique prefab hotel in Manchester

Architecture firm Chapman Taylor unveiled images of the recently completed Holiday Inn Express at Manchester’s Trafford City– the first hotel in the North West to be built using a special type of volumetric modular construction based on steel shipping containers. The hotel was built off-site as separate modules and assembled on-site in under a month.

The architects worked together with the main contractor, Bowmer & Kirkland, to develop the detailed design of the hotel. They approached…

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