Premcor Rochdale Road
The site previously had consent for an apartment scheme

Premcor bags approval for Manchester hotel 

Dan Whelan

The developer has secured consent from Manchester City Council for its 229-bedroom hotel on Rochdale Road and is in talks to appoint an operator. 

Designed by Jon Matthews Architects and reaching 10 storeys, the hotel will sit on a site between developer Moda Living’s Angel Gardens and the recently completed Hampton by Hilton hotel, delivered by Create Developments. 

Premcor bought the site from Realty Estates in January for an undisclosed sum. Realty Estates had won consent for a 15-storey apartment scheme, designed by architects Hodder + Partners, prior to the sale.  

Under Premcor’s plans, the L-shaped building will feature a ground floor restaurant, bar and reception area.    

WSP is the planning consultant for the project and Gardiner & Theobald is the project manager and quantity surveyor.  

Premcor Rochdale Road

The hotel is designed by Jon Matthews Architects

Consultants Hann Tucker Associates, Civic Engineers, Planit-IE and Hydrock are also on the project team, and GMI Construction Group is lined up to build the hotel. 

Last week, Premcor, headed up by former Urban & Civic directors Rob Lane and Simon Hawkins, secured consent for a 71-bedroom Premier Inn in Keswick. 

The developer’s Keswick scheme forms part of a £20m development push around the UK’s national parks by Premier Inn’s owner Whitbread.

As well as hotels, Premcor is developing retail and residential projects outside the North West.

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The design of this hotel is going to absolutely ruin my life. I will not enjoy looking at pictures of it on my computer screen but I will enjoy commenting on it.

By SSC design expert

And the winner of the Gable End of the Year goes to…

By Sceptical

Particularly like the pigeon viewing deck with the ‘feature’ sloped glazing that crowns the building.

By Peter

Grim just like The Hampton!

By Steve

Absolute trash, just like The Hampton which manages to look even worse than The CGIs.

These are proper gateway sites and are the first thing people will see when coming off The M62. MCC have approved utter garbage as usual.

By Observer

That is some gable end – a nice big blank facade to address the church

By Gable Geezer

First thing people will see coming of the M62 !?! ……………….@Observer, the M62 is over 3 miles away near Heaton Park.

By Satnav

@ Observer…..I don’t think your knowledge of the geography of Manchester is up to scratch. If these two hotels are the first thing you see after getting off the M62 you’ve had a very decent nap. They are somewhat unimaginative though.

By Harpsicord

You guys are sad, the Hampton looks good. Stick to Twitter

By Dan

Geographic knowledge aside, this is a key route into the city and the quality should be higher than this – its kind of trap that a lot post industrial cities fall into that some sites were left in such a terrible state that practically anything looks better. This side of town needs a bit of love, not exploitation.

By Rich X

The design of this scheme is dubious in a number of aspects. However, the adjacent Hampton is a well considered piece of architecture, built and articulated with high quality materials (typical of that particular Architect’s body of work). @Observer – the next time you visit I urge you to observe this a little more carefully.

By Peter

What is this obsession in Manchester at the moment with these Milton Keynes ring road hotel designs? This area is supposed to be up and coming with the Northern Gateway project and Angelgate.

By Elephant

Manchester is trying to replicate its industrial past with oppressive red brick and dystopian skyscrapers to replicate chimneys. I dont think its a bad thing as Manchester is a working city and not a typical tourist city like Paris, Rome and Liverpool etc.

By Liverpool romance

It looks like something in the Baltic Triangle

By Dan

OMG for once I agree with Dan

By Anonymous