Salford hotel development plans unveiled

20 February 2008 by
Salford hotel development plans unveiled

Plans to develop two hotels as part of an urban quarter in Manchester have been unveiled, including a site in the proposed second highest building in the city.

Developer BSC Group is looking for hotel operators to transform a 140-room property and a 90-room property, as part of a mixed-use development scheme in Salford, Manchester.

The project, which already has planning permission, will include two towers of 46 and 31 storeys and a pool and spa complex will be housed on the roof.

There are also plans for the city's first observation deck at the tip of the 46-storey tower, which will become the second highest building in Manchester on completion in 2011.

The hotels will form part of the Canopus Greengate development, north-west of Manchester's city centre.

Under the scheme, more than 400 new homes will be created together with a new public square and urban park, plus around 8,000sq m of retail space, which has been earmarked for cafés, bars, restaurants and shops. An underground car park, with approximately 400 spaces, will also be created.

A spokesman for property agent Christie & Co, which is handling the sale, said: "The Canopus development will become an important gateway site at the heart of the regeneration of the city and the whole of the Greengate area, which is being developed to open up the boundaries between Manchester and Salford with new walkways linking the two."

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