Two new ho­tels could bring 550 rooms to the air­port

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THESE two ho­tels - con­tain­ing nearly 550 rooms - could soon be built near Manch­ester Air­port. The Hol­i­day Inn and Ibis Budget build­ings would be part of Air­port City’s £180m ho­tel dis- trict. Both would be seven storeys high and sit to the east of Ter­mi­nal 2.

Plan­ning pa­pers state The Hol­i­day Inn would have 262 rooms, while the Ibis Budget block would have 280.

Manch­ester Air­port Group, con­struc­tion firm BCEGI and the Greater Manch­ester Pen­sion Fund form the con­sor­tium P1 Ho­tels.

Some £30m will be put into the plan.

De­vel­op­ers also in­tend to build a busi­ness cen­tre, restau­rant and bars and con­fer­ence fa­cil­i­ties at The Hol­i­day Inn.

The site – at the junc­tion of Palma Avenue and World Way – is cur­rently oc­cu­pied by a closed­down petrol sta­tion.

The de­vel­op­ment would also in­clude 52 car park­ing spa­ces.

Vis­i­tors would have ac­cess to the more than 30,000 spa­ces in and around the air­port, de­vel­op­ers say.

Ve­hi­cles would be able to ac­cess the ho­tels via Palma Avenue, while a ‘ded­i­cated pedes­trian route’ would be pro­vided to Ter­mi­nal 2.

The site within land is lo­cated ‘des­ig­nated for de­vel­op­ment as part of the Air­port City Manch­ester mas­ter­plan, which will con­tain ho­tels, of­fices, lo­gis­tics fa­cil­i­ties, an­cil­lary re­tain and ad­vanced man­u­fac­tur­ing’, ac­cord­ing to the de­sign and ac­cess state­ment, pre­pared on be­half of P1 Ho­tels.

It says that the ‘im­pend­ing ex­pan­sion of the air­port it­self and the de­vel­op­ment of Air­port City’ means there is a ‘spec­i­fied need for more qual­ity ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion at Manch­ester Air­port’. There are cur­rently eight ●● ●● d i f f e rent l y - b randed ho­tels within two miles of the de­vel­op­ment site, ac­cord­ing to that state­ment.

If the plans are ap­proved, build­ing work is pen­cilled in to start in early 2019, with the ho­tels ready to open by early 2021.

Around 250 jobs could be cre­ated.

Plans for a £100m de­vel­op­ment, in­clud­ing two fur­ther ho­tels op­po­site the air­port’s train sta­tion, were ap­proved ear­lier this year.

The Ibis Budget The Hol­i­day Inn

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