Plans for a mixed hotel and aparthotel project stretching to nine storeys on Regent Road in Salford have been submitted by a Liverpool-based developer.
Acting on behalf of developer NW Build, which is headed up by Kerrie Baker, Liverpool-based architect Fold2 has outlined proposals for the hotel development, which sits on a vacant site to the north of Regent Road on the junction with Windsor Street, near the M602. The office currently on the site is no longer in use.
The proposals feature a mixed seven-and-nine storey building which will include 102 hotel rooms, 27 aparthotel suites, and 33 on-site car parking spaces.
There will be a curved façade to the building with a green wall at ground floor level, while a cantilevered section to the front will act as a “gateway” to the Regent Road area.
According to a planning statement filed with the application, the current office on the site “has no value for any new employment-related development” and added the new aparthotel would “generate both full and part-time jobs”.
Following pre-application meetings, Salford planning officers have said a Section 106 contribution of £273,000 towards improvements to Liverpool Street and Oldfield Road would be necessary if the scheme was to go ahead.
Other options looked at for the site before the hotel planning application included student accommodation. The application is currently at outline stage, with the architect also signalling that potential mixes could change, with apartments in place of aparthotel suites could be included.
Fold2 has also recently secured planning consent for another project with a company headed up by Kerrie Baker named Lunamay, which was given the go-ahead to develop a mixed-use, 375-home scheme on Ordsall Lane, designed by architect Purcell.
The professional team on the project also includes The Planning Studio, transport planner SCP, and air quality consultant REC.