Application in for Deansgate Travelodge

Aberdeen Asset Management has submitted plans to redevelop a site opposite Deansgate Locks on Whitworth Street West to bring forward a 152-bedroom Travelodge hotel.

The site is occupied by two red brick warehouses, known as Whitworth House and Wrendal House, which are separated by Rowendale Street. The buildings are currently vacant and would be demolished as part of the proposals.

The seven-storey building would feature 6,000 sq ft of ground floor space earmarked for retail or restaurants with the hotel rooms on the upper floors. The building would sit next to the proposed 35-storey Mercer Tower.

If plans are approved, the hotel would become the sixth under the Travelodge brand, which has over 500 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain, in Manchester city centre.

The architect for the scheme is Glenn Howells Architects, while JLL is acting as project manager and planning consultant.

The professional team also includes cost consultant Gardiner & Theobold; RoC Consulting as structural engineer; Crookes Walker Consulting; acoustics engineer Hilson Moran; Synergy as sustainability consultant; Curtins on highways and Kathryn Sather & Associates on heritage.

Earlier this week, Place North West reported on plans for a nearby hotel scheme which could provide 300-bedrooms. The proposed Staycity hotel would sit on a site between the Castlefield Viaduct and The Deansgate pub.

Developers are awaiting clarity from local planning authorities on the development process amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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