Hilton sets sights on Stockport
Create Developments has exchanged contracts with the local council to buy a plot of land next to the Redrock entertainment complex to deliver a 156-bedroom hotel.
The Blackpool-based developer aims to submit a planning application to Stockport Council for the proposed Hampton by Hilton hotel before the end of the year, and would aim to start on site in the second quarter of 2022.
The site of the hotel is currently used as a car park. Stockport Council confirmed to Place North West that it would replace the disabled parking spaces within the car park.
A statement from the authority said: “Parking spaces for permit and blue badge holders that may be lost as part of any redevelopment of the site will distributed between ‘on-street’ pay and display bays and additional spaces designated in the Merseyway and Redrock car parks.”
AEW Architects is leading on design and Iceni Projects is the planning consultant.
The Bridgefield Street project is the latest to come forward from a partnership between Create and Hilton Hotels & Resorts that has already seen hotels delivered in Blackpool and Manchester, and planning approved granted for a third in Trafford.
Paul Mathison, chief executive of Create, said: “This will be our fourth Hampton by Hilton hotel in the North West and will dovetail alongside existing hotels in the town centre. This project comes at an exciting period of growth alongside Stockport’s ambitious town centre regeneration plans.”
Cllr David Meller, cabinet member for economy and regeneration at Stockport Council, added: “This is yet another endorsement of the confidence developers and investors have in Stockport.”
“The hotel complements the Redrock leisure scheme and will further enhance the town’s long-term regeneration and growth aspirations.”