Create Developments gets go-ahead for new Hampton by Hilton Hotel in Trafford
Specialists in turn-key hotel & residential developments, Create Developments will be completing the new Hampton by Hilton hotel project with its sister company, Create Construction - experts in high-volume accommodation, who will be providing the construction expertise.
The new seven storey, 147 bedroom hotel reinforces Trafford Council's ongoing commitment to improving the area and is one of many exciting new schemes planned throughout the borough, bringing a much-needed boost to the local community.
Following feedback from the initial planning application, which was turned down, Create redesigned the building to address concerns from the public and committee, by lowering its height and increasing car parking & external landscaping. Create was highly commended by the council on how well they had redesigned the scheme and dealt with the concerns of the previous application, after an online public consultation.
Hampton by Hilton Manchester Trafford will provide the quality accommodation and associated facilities that business and leisure guests expect, complementing the existing hotel brands in the vicinity.
Hampton by Hilton is an internationally recognised hotel brand, with guests enjoying the advantages of Hilton Honors - the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands.
With easy access from Lostock's junction 9 of the M60 and the comprehensive transport network beyond, the new hotel will be adjacent to Trafford Park's 1,330 businesses and the Trafford Centre. The hotel will offer accommodation to visitors of other nearby attractions such as the Chill Factore indoor ski centre, Event City, Manchester City's Etihad Stadium, Manchester United FC, Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, AJ Bell Stadium and many other leisure attractions and is just five miles from Manchester city centre and 10 miles from Manchester Airport.
Following extensive discussions with the planners, the hotel will be predominantly brick-faced, influenced by the architecture of traditional mills associated with the North West of England. Guests can take advantage of the inclusive breakfast and fitness suite, whilst the hotel will also offer a bar, restaurant service and bookable, flexible meeting rooms for use by businesses and the public.
The hotel's interior design scheme will offer a bright and modern look, in order to meet the increasing demand for high quality hotel accommodation from Hilton Honors guests, as well as other business and tourist visitors. The ambience will also reflect the rich industrial and sporting heritage of the area.
Designer's impression: The new Hampton by Hilton brand interior schemes
The car park and public realm around the hotel have been designed to provide as much landscaping and natural habitat as possible in order to soften the aesthetics of the building. Create Developments have been working with Trafford Housing Trust, Local Resident Associations and Friends of Lostock Park to introduce new community facilities around the nearby residential tower block and within Lostock Park for the enjoyment of the public.
Paul Mathison, CEO for Create Developments said: “As experts in hotel development, we are delighted to be working with Hilton once again. Our first Hampton by Hilton hotel development in Blackpool has been so successful, that we are now planning an extension to double its footprint. This new development project in Trafford comes at an exciting period of growth, when Manchester is experiencing a phenomenal construction boom.
“We are very excited to be starting on site soon. This substantial £48M project comes at a time where growth and investment will be key in our bounce-back from the pandemic. The approval of the new plans will also help to protect and create new construction jobs and apprenticeships, as well as deliver over 40 new hospitality jobs for local people.”
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, EMEA, Hilton said: “We’re pleased to be extending our partnership with Create Developments – the arrival of Hampton by Hilton Manchester Trafford will be another impressive addition to Hilton’s growing portfolio in the North West. Hampton by Hilton has proven to be extremely popular with guests, and we now have more than 2,660 hotels trading or in development across the world.”
Create Construction will begin building works Q3 2021 with a build duration of 75 weeks.
Main Image: Architect's impression: Hampton by Hilton Manchester Trafford