Real estate firm Clifford Christian Estates’ plans for a 126-bedroom hotel at Centre Park Square off Slutchers Lane are tipped for approval by the council next week.
The Manchester-based developer lodged plans for the seven-storey scheme, designed by architecture studio Falconer Chester Hall, last August.
The hotel would be built on a one-acre site on the edge of Centre Park business park, which is currently used as a surface level car park.
The development is close to Warrington Bank Quay train station, and would include a 76-space car park.
Speaking last year, Geoff Underhill, company solicitor and spokesperson for Clifford Christian Estates, said: “The site is only a few hundred metres from the station within an established and pleasant landscaped commercial setting so it’s the perfect place for a new hotel.
“It’s on the main commuter link from the south of the town and ideally situated for businesses meeting clients arriving by train.”
Nearby, a £20m highway scheme is under construction to connect the A5060 Chester Road to Slutchers Lane through a new bridge crossing the River Mersey to provide improved connections to the site.
The hotel proposals align with the council’s aspirations for the area, as set out in the council’s town centre masterplan, according to a planning statement prepared by Zerum.
The lack of hotels in Warrington “holds back business and economic growth”, the masterplan states.
Zerum is the planning consultant for the development. Hydrock, Urban Green and Mosodi are also on the project team.