North-west developer, Create Developments, has announced plans to bring a 156-bedroom Hampton by Hilton hotel to the town centre, having exchanged contracts with Stockport Council on a site next to Redrock.
The developers, which have previously partnered with Hilton on three other of the hospitality group’s Hampton brand hotels, are expected to submit plans for the scheme by the end of the year. Plans are being developed alongside AEW Architects and planning consultant, Iceni Projects. Construction of the hotel will be delivered by Create’s sister company, Create Construction, which specialises in the building of high-volume accommodation schemes.
The new hotel will add to Stockport’s leisure offer and join a number of other schemes that are transforming the town centre. Stockport is leading the way in transforming the high street and diversifying traditional town centre uses. The Council has secured £14.5m of Future High Street Funding for a 21st Century universal learning and discovery space in Merseyway, there are proposals to redevelop the former BHS, Glenbrook are converting the old M&S into Stok a 64,000 sq ft office and leisure development, and there are plans for significant investment and improvement in the public realm. This is in conjunction with the burgeoning Market Place and Underbanks areas.
Create Developments plans to work closely with Stockport Council’s planning officers to ensure the Hampton by Hilton, which will enjoy prominence in the town centre and to passing traffic on the M60, is a landmark building that complements ongoing regeneration in Stockport.
Paul Mathison, CEO for Create Developments commented:
As experts in hotel development, we are delighted to be working with Stockport Council and Hilton at Redrock. This will be our fourth Hampton by Hilton hotel in the North-West and will dovetail alongside existing hotels in the town centre. This project comes at an exciting period of growth alongside Stockport’s ambitious town centre regeneration plans.”
Cllr David Meller, Cabinet member for Economy and Regeneration said:
I am delighted to see this Hampton by Hilton hotel coming to our town centre, pending planning permission: it is yet another endorsement of the confidence developers and investors have in Stockport.”
“The hotel complements the Redrock leisure scheme and will further enhance the town’s long-term regeneration and growth aspirations as part of our ongoing ‘Change Here’ programme to make Stockport a better place to live, work, play and connect.”
Subject to planning, construction is hoped to begin during the second quarter of 2022. The 156-bedroom Hampton by Hilton hotel is expected to create over 40 new hospitality jobs in Stockport town centre.
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