LCCC gets consent for Hilton hotel

The development of a 150-bedroom hotel at Lancashire County Cricket Club operated by Hilton Garden Inn has been approved by Trafford Council.

LCCC will now begin a tender process to find a contractor for the project.

The four-star hotel at the corner of Brian Statham Way and Talbot Road would replace the current 68-bedroom hotel at the club’s Emirates Old Trafford site.

The architect on the scheme is Glasgow-based Ica.

The hotel will include a café, ticket office and pop-up bar. The planning application also seeks approval for external alterations to the rear of the ‘A’ viewing stand.

The total cost of the hotel redevelopment is expected to be in the region of £12m.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority agreed to provide a £5m loan to Lancashire County Cricket Club from the Greater Manchester Growth and Growing Places funds earlier this year, with match funding secured from Trafford Council. The club also raised £3m through a retail bond launch.

The planning application was submitted by Deloitte.

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