Create Revised Trafford Hotel
The developer reduced the height of the building and added car parking spaces

Tweaked Trafford hotel plans lodged

Sarah Townsend

Create Developments has submitted its revised planning application for a seven-storey, 147-bedroom hotel off Barton Road in Stretford, after a council refusal in September forced it back to the drawing board.

The £16m hotel, to be operated under Hilton’s Hampton brand, would be built on an underused 1.1-acre brownfield site next to Junction 9 of the M60, known as Lostock Circle.

The hotel would also have car parking space and landscaping.

In September, Trafford Council refused the plans citing concerns over car parking provision and the scale of the scheme. Last month, Create unveiled revised designs, including a reduction of two storeys in the height of the now seven-storey hotel, a 25% reduction in the number of bedrooms, from 197 originally, and 20 more parking space than originally proposed, taking the total to 147.

Meanwhile, access to the site has been revised to ensure safe entry and exit, and new areas of landscaping and planting will be introduced, according to North West-based Create.

The developer is also working with local community groups to provide landscaping such as a “wellbeing garden” for the residents of the neighbouring Circle Court – an existing apartment building owned by Trafford Housing Trust and separate to Create’s planning application.

AEW Architects designed the proposals and Iceni Projects is the planning consultant.

A public consultation on the revised proposals took place in November to seek feedback from local stakeholders on the plans. Earlier in the year, developers Peel L&P and now-defunct Intu Properties had opposed the first iteration of the hotel scheme due to concerns over the suitability of its location.

Gill Mathison, spokesperson for Create Developments, said: “Our exciting plans will breathe new life into a vacant brownfield site and deliver a development that will significantly benefit the local community and wider borough.

“We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation and provided their feedback. All comments received were taken into consideration in the development of the final plans.”

The planning application is expected to be determined by Trafford Council in early 2021.

Create Revised Trafford Hotel 2

The hotel would be operated by Hiltons Hampton brand. c.AEW Architects

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Less density and more car parking? Surely it should be the other way round. I assume decisions in that Council are being made by people who don’t understand that we’ll only ever achieve a better transport system in GM if we build at higher densities and create demand.

By ken

25% reduction in investment at a time when we’re going to need it the most. Well done Trafford cllrs!

By david fishwick

Seriously dull architecture.

By Observer

Terrible placement for a hotel. It’s a residential area, & there’s already a massive block of flats there whose tenants use the space below to park in.

Build it near Event City, where it would actually make sense to put another hotel.

By Cat

Good to see they increased car parking, too many schemes in GM don’t have enough so people park on surrounding streets.

By PDM

The traffic around this area and surrounding the Trafford Centre is already so congested that locals have problems accessing their local amenities, especially at weekends. A new hotel is only going to add to the problem, the slip roads onto and off the M60 will be backing up more than ever. It is clear that planners do not live in this area otherwise it would not be considered.

By Ruth Asha

It would be an eyesore and block Junction 9 of the M60 with all the extra traffic, we already have blockages at Junction 10 with retail park traffic. Is there anyone in the planning department who looks at the areas concerned before passing these plans?

By John Dickinson

Don’t need a hotel ,there are already 3 around the TC. Traffic is appalling at the best of times around Lostock circle.

By Barbara Miller

Think someone needs to let the architect know that window tax was repealed in 1851.

By Matt G

Right next to the motorway means risk of noise, air pollution which is odd. The photo is missing the flats behind it

By Bruce Anglais