Plans approved for hotel and apartments in Greater Manchester

PWA Planning has helped gain planning approval for a 70-bedroom hotel and 42 apartments in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

An existing four-storey building in Rock Street, home to a former nightclub, restaurant, and a dance school, will be demolished to make way for a five-storey, 70-bedroom hotel.

Meanwhile, a four-storey scheme of 42 apartments will also be built including above ground and basement car parking for around 140 vehicles.

Designed by Stephen Charles Architects on behalf of Smart Homes, the U-shaped, brick-clad hotel will face onto Bradshaw Street and have with a restaurant, café and roof terrace.

In the apartment scheme, which fronts Rock Street and Hopkins Street, there will be 16 one-bed, 20 two-bed and six three-bedroom apartments, as well as a courtyard for residents.

Emily Robinson, senior planner at PWA Planning, said: “This development will have a number of benefits, bringing a vacant and dilapidated site back into use and creating new jobs and homes.

“This scheme required careful negotiation with the local authority on a number of matters, including highways and affordable housing provision. Working proactively with the planning authority enabled us to get this development approved and achieve a great result for our client.”