Plans for a new 147 bedroom hotel in Rochdale town centre have been submitted for approval.
The hotel is part of a £400m regeneration programme for the town and the build will also see 240 new homes constructed in the area.
The hotel will comprise 55,000sq ft across seven floors. The detailed permission also includes 4,089 m2 of office space, but this will only be built out if “an occupier is secured”.
The scheme will sit next to the Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure development, which opened in April. It is believed that construction of the hotel will start next year.
Allen Brett, Rochdale Borough council leader said: “Creating high quality new homes and redeveloping eyesore brownfield sites is a key focus for us as we continue with our ongoing regeneration programme, which has seen hundreds of millions invested across our borough over the last ten years.
“The incredible financial challenges the pandemic has presented us has made this continued economic growth even more important and, with investment continuing to pour in, we’re very much pressing ahead with our plans to make the borough an even better place to live and work.”