Hotel and home scheme unveiled

6 Jan 2021 01:32
Published by: Scott Callan

A £50million scheme to deliver 240 new homes and a 147-bed hotel in Rochdale town centre has been submitted for planning approval.

Delivered in a joint venture partnership between Genr8 Developments and Kajima, in collaboration with Rochdale Development Agency and Rochdale Council, the proposed scheme will transform a derelict brownfield site.

The project is also part of the wider £400m regeneration of Rochdale town centre.

The detailed application proposes two apartment blocks, offering city centre style accommodation for private rent. Spanning up to nine storeys, it will consist of a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments.

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.

Contractor Wilmott Dixon is already on site, delivering an enabling works scheme, ready for construction to start later this year.

The scheme will sit next to the Rochdale Riverside £80m retail and leisure development, which opened in April.

Mike Smith from Genr8 Developments said: "This is a significant step-forward in the delivery of the scheme which will support the council's ambitions for housing within the town and also provide a step change in terms of hospitality provision with the delivery of the new hotel."


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