Qbic, a chain of boutique hotels, are developing their second site in the UK with Quartz appointed as project managers. The scheme is in a high profile location on Deansgate in Manchester’s central shopping and nightlife district. Works consist of the complete strip out and refurbishment of the existing building and fit out of 261 bed hotel with an associated in-house food and beverage and back of house facilities and gym area. Qbic Manchester has a project value of £16.7million and a programme of 52 weeks. The site is located 10 minutes’ walk from Victoria Station and a 15 minute walk from the Piccadilly with excellent connections to the tram system.