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Planning submitted for New Bailey Hotel

A planning application for a 143-bed hotel submitted by English Cities Fund (ECf) a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General Property and The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) – is now in legal discussions with a high-profile operator to manage and run the facility.

This marks the first phase of development in New Bailey – part of the wider Salford Central regeneration scheme.  The £12.5 million scheme, which will be located on a 0.5 acre site at the corner of Irwell Street and Stanley Street, will also include restaurant and bar facilities, capitalising on the scheme’s south facing, riverside location. The development will also support soon to be announced Grade A office and commercial development at New Bailey.

Phil Mayall, development director at Muse said: “The hotel development will act as a critical first scheme in New Bailey – an exciting extension to the commercial business district of the regional centre. New Bailey will provide high quality office space along with supporting retail, leisure and residential uses.

“With a planning application now submitted and agreement with a hotel operator nearing completion, we are confident that New Bailey will quickly follow the commencement of development on Chapel Street.”

Work on the first major development plot at Chapel Street is set to get underway in a matter of weeks. The development – being delivered by ECf, in conjunction with Salford City Council (SCC) – marks the first phase of the multi-million pound regeneration project and will see the creation of 14 new townhouses, 83 apartments and new commercial premises, including a convenience store.

Ian Stewart, City Mayor at Salford City Council, said: “We are extremely excited that development is starting in earnest at New Bailey.  This will provide the platform for Salford to benefit from the forthcoming Ordsall Chord project, with the regeneration of Chapel Street also coming to fruition at the same time.

“The latest developments mark a significant milestone for Salford Central and we look forward to delivering a comprehensive scheme in partnership with ECf – one that will transform the lives of residents and businesses in the area. This is good news for Salford and its people.”

When complete, Salford Central – which is made up of two inter-dependent, but distinct areas, Chapel Street and New Bailey – will create around 11,000 new jobs, 220,000 square metres of commercial space, 849 new homes and 390 hotel rooms.