Maldron Hotel Chapel Street 2
Norr Consultants has been appointed to design the scheme

Central & Urban plans 186-bed Chapel Street hotel 

Dan Whelan

The developer, a venture founded this year by Catalyst Capital directors Daniel White, Robert Skelston and Julian Newiss, wants to build a 15-storey hotel on the site of a surface car park on Chapel Street in Salford.

The project is being brought forward in collaboration with RJR Securities, a developer headed up by Newiss and Skelston. 

Irish hotel firm Dalata Hotel Group has been lined up to operate the four-star hotel under its Maldron brand. 

The ground floor of the hotel, to be located next to Select Property Group’s CitySuites aparthotel block, would feature a reception and coffee area, while a mezzanine level would include a bar and restaurant. 

The upper floors would include a range of hotel rooms and a gym for guests. The exact square footage of the development is yet to be determined. 

Deloitte Real Estate is the planning consultant on the scheme, with Canadian architect Norr Consultants appointed to design the project. 

Dan White, co-founder of Central and Urban, said: “Despite difficult circumstances, we believe that Salford retains exceptional potential for growth in the longer term. The area around Chapel Street in particular has encountered significant growth and development over recent years. 

Maldron Hotel Chapel Street

The hotel would be built on the site of a surface car park on Chapel Street

“Our proposals will help support Salford in the long term as it recovers from the impacts of Covid-19.” 

Central and Urban expects to submit plans for the project next month after concluding a public consultation scheduled to run until 14 September. 

The hotel would be the latest North West project for fast-growing Dalata, after the firm agreed to operate Elliot Group and Valorem Investment Partners’ 260-bedroom hotel at Park Lane in Liverpool. 

Last October, work started on a £47m, 278-bedroom Maldron Hotel on Oxford Road in Manchester, which is being delivered by a joint venture between Catalyst Capital and Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures. 

Meanwhile, contractor Russell WBHO is on site at Property Alliance Group’s 330-bed hotel on Portland Street, which will also be operated by Dalata, under its Clayton Hotels brand. 

A virtual consultation on the Chapel Street scheme went live on 24 August and will close on 14 September. 

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Another hotel.

By Darren born bred.

I`ve seen worse but have to ponder the location. People don`t want to look out of their hotel window to see a fume filled dark hostile street.

People want to breath and to walk past parks and beautiful gardens. As an example I`ll use Otterspool promenade in Liverpool as they are of similar distance from the city centre core area. A Beautiful river that forms a tranquil and consistent whole. A spacious location that soothes the senses, and where children can safely run about without having to worry about them.

By Liverpool romance

Great news to complete the jigsaw of the inner-city part of Chapel Street. The public realm works along here will tie into the decent public realm at Greengate and New Bailey. MCC need to do similar on their side of the river!

By Inner Salford

It looks about right for what you would expect for Salford.

By L5 alive

The location of this new hotel is on chapel Street next door to the aparthotel city suites.

By born bred Darren

Liverpool Romance you have no idea. This is within the City Centre just on the Salford side, not anywhere comparable the ex-landfill at Otterspool Promenade with its grim Harvester with views of the Widnes cooling towers and Stanlow Oil Refinely. Manchester has natural beauty on its doorstep too. Holcombe Hill, Rivington Pike, Dovestones, Edale, Macclesfield Forest. Liverpool doesn’t have uplands, but I love it for what it is.

By Loser Romance

Looks rubbish and I’m a Salfordian!

By Observer

This actually looks quite good. And another hotel…shows the business is there. The city centre is clearly going to go through some tough times like everywhere else but investment clearly continues apace.

By John