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CLIENT: Malmaison Manchester

PROJECT LOCATION: Manchester | North West

Malmaison Manchester is a 5-star, boutique hotel located on Princess Street in central Manchester. This project was constructed within the premises of the former Phoenix Group House, previously known as Pearl Insurance.


Vision began working with Malmaison Manchester in 2020, building on the success of numerous previous projects and the latest project in York in 2022. Tasked with replicating the operational functionality and the concepts of the York site, Vision completed the design and implementation of the main restaurant kitchen and bar, in addition to the alluring 7th-floor Sora Bar for their second Manchester hotel.

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Given the diverse layout of this project spanning the basement, ground floor, and the elevated 7th floor, meticulous attention was given to design logistics. Our primary focus was on optimising spatial arrangements to ensure seamless coherence across all levels. In contrast to the York site, the Manchester project presented a unique set of challenges, particularly in the scale of the kitchen, which was notably smaller. Prompting the need for creative solutions in the design process to effectively accommodate the limited space.

Despite challenges with site access and scale, the project was a huge success. Vision established a great working relationship with all partners involved and this collaboration facilitated the effective resolution of issues.


“We are incredibly pleased with the service and expertise provided by Vision. Throughout the entire process, they not only met but surpassed our expectations, bringing our main restaurant and Sora Bar to life. Their attention to detail, professionalism, and commitment to customer satisfaction truly sets them apart. The team took the time to really listen to our needs and ideas, and then came up with a custom design that perfectly suited our space. With any project there are always challenges and any challenges encountered were effortlessly resolved through true collaboration, not only with us as the client but the contractor and subcontractors on site. We highly recommend Vision to anyone in need of designing, installing or transforming their commercial kitchen and we have worked with Vision over a number of years now, and they have never failed to deliver to our expectations.”

Development Director – Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin

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