Holiday Inn

A great many factors come into play when producing an insurance declared value for a site as complex as the Holiday Inn at Manchester Central Park. This particular building has a staggered floorplate, with even floors 2 and 4 on the right hand side wing, and odd floors 1, 3 and 5 on the left hand side wing. Both wings had a common ground floor level (G) with and a lift core with doors on adjacent sides of lift serving all six floor levels. Confused? Good! It took us a while to get our heads round it too.

Built in 2004, the exterior was holding up well although parts of the interior were now approaching the need for a refresh. We formulated one elemental build rate for the main accommodation areas of the hotel which took into account the exterior cladding system, tiling and profiled steel roof.

Separate rates were obtained for the plant rooms, kitchen areas, restaurant / bar area and conference facilities, and our client was provided with a full breakdown that separately identified all these parts of the building along with the extensive tarmacadam surface parking which in itself constituted a significant six figure sum of the overall declared value. We also had some fun working out the little details such a as custom neon sign at roof level and a branded roadside totem advertising the hotel.

Covid has sent the leisure and hospitality sector through the wringer in the past couple of years but it was nice to see patrons and staff bouncing back in Manchester earlier this year when we attended to inspect. EK RCAs has carried out a number of recent commercial and industrial RCAs recently, have a look through our other case studies to see good examples of other recent instructions.



Service type


Speak to the EK RCA team today for expert advice