Development of a 150-bed Hilton Garden Inn Hotel at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester.
Ridge has project managed the £55 million ground-wide development since 2008, which has included the new-build players’ and media facility, a 7,000-seat stand, pavilion refurbishment, and development of The Point, a 1,000 delegate conference facility.
The new hotel is to be operated by Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) under a franchise agreement with Hilton.
Important to this commission was that the site needed to remain operational through the course of the works, holding international and county cricket matches (capacity 22,000) and concerts (capacity 50,000).
The completed commission saw the successful delivery of the 150-bed hotel, along with the construction of a coffee shop, and alterations to the existing stand structure.