RJR Securities and Central and Urban are to host a digital public consultation ahead of submitting plans for its Chapel Street scheme, on the border of Manchester and Salford.

A virtual consultation will go live from 24 August and will remain accessible for public comments until 14 September.

The plans comprise a brand-new, 4* hotel which will be operated by Maldron, part of the Dalata Hotel Group. The site is bound by Chapel Street to the south, New Kings Head Yard to the east, Salford Approach to the north and buildings 48-50 Chapel Street to the west. It is currently used as a surface car park with around 40 car parking spaces.

The hotel will have 186 beds and will form part of the ongoing regeneration currently taking place within the Chapel Street corridor. It will meet crucial demand in the region for increased accommodation, as the tourism economies of both cities continue to thrive.

Deloitte is acting as planning consultant on the development, with Norr Consultants appointed as scheme architect.

The move comes as central Salford continues to benefit from extensive regeneration, with landmark schemes at Embankment, Greengate West and New Bailey all being brought forward.

The plans for the hotel will fall within the Greengate Regeneration Strategy framework, adopted by Salford City Council in May 2018. The framework aims to create a successful and vibrant community in the area which supports culture, heritage, active ground floor uses and public open spaces.

Dan White, co-founder at Central and Urban, said: “Despite difficult circumstances, we believe that Salford retains exceptional potential for growth in the longer term, the area around Chapel Street in particular has encountered significant growth and development over recent years.

“We believe that our proposals will help support Salford in the long term as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.

“The team we’ve appointed is highly skilled and deliver hotel projects throughout the UK.

“We’re looking forward to hearing feedback from the public on our proposals and to progressing with the planning application.”

Dalata, Ireland’s largest hotel operator, is the UK’s fastest-growing hotel brand – with a portfolio of hotels across the UK which it owns, leases and/or manages. It operates both the Maldron Hotel and Clayton Hotel brands.

On the ground floor will be a reception and coffee area and the mezzanine will include a bar and restaurant. The upper floors include a range of hotel rooms and gym for hotel guests.

It is expected that a planning submission for the hotel will be lodged in September.

Due to current restrictions put in place by the Government to safeguard against COVID-19, the consultation will take place across digital platforms.

There will be an opportunity to submit comments on the plans through the website until 14 September 2020. For more information, please visit: www.maldronchapelstreet.co.uk. 


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