25 Rochdale Road Hotel
Realty Estates won consent for 100 apartments before selling the site

Premcor pivots to hotel for Rochdale Road

Dan Whelan

The developer bought the site next to the Angel pub in Manchester in January and is working with Jon Matthews Architects to draw up fresh designs for a 229-bed hotel. 

Another developer, Realty Estates, won consent in 2017 for a 15-storey, 100-apartment complex designed by Hodder + Partners, but work never started on site. 

Realty subsequently sold the plot to Premcor for an undisclosed sum. 

The new owner’s revised proposals moot an 11-storey hotel with a ground floor restaurant. 

Premcor has launched a public consultation for the updated scheme with a planning submission expected in July, according to the company’s director Simon Hawkins. 

Hawkins said Premcor had instructed contractor GMI Construction to draw up a construction management plan for the site. 

The planner for the latest iteration of the hotel scheme is WSP. Gardiner & Theobald is providing project management, employer’s agent and quantity surveying services.

consulting on archaeology and LK Group has carried out environmental assessment of the site, which is currently used as a car park. 

Premcor is headed up by directors Rob Lane and Hawkins, who both previously worked at Manchester-based developer Urban & Civic. 

The original designs had Deloitte as planning consultant. 

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This is an embaressing scheme that is sure to attract a lot of objection. Why does modern architecture have to be of exceptionally poor quality?

This is a gateway site and needs to be treated as such.

By Acelius

Another hotel around MCR city centre . . Yawn.

By Darren born and bred in Salford

This blind gable sandwich block type is too widespread now, it works for DeTrafford on Chester Road cause they all join up to form a frontage, but here it’s just a massive exposed blank cliff of bland…. did they even try with this one?

By Denizen

Wow that is dull

By Anonymous

Darren, born and bred in Liverpool…. Trying to find a hotel room for most weekends is not always an easy task, so perhaps they are building hotels to fill demand?

By Anonymous

I actually quite like this one.
Maybe one or two splashes of something more distinctive, but adding cheap colour/material for the hell of it would ruin the look imo.

By Anonymous

@Darren born and inbred…

They already have a Sports Direct along Market St and in the Arndale

By Anonymous

I suggest that the designer of this pile of rubbish look at the excellent plans for the Prince of Wales building in Piccadily they could learn a thing or two.

By Monty

No chance of sun in the beer garden of The Angel after this.

By NQ Resident


By Disgruntled Goat