McAleer & Rushe secures planning permission for two new UK hotels worth combined £85m

The new Birmingham hotel being built by McAleer & Rushe and to be operated by the Dalata Hotel Group

CO TYRONE construction giant, McAleer & Rushe has secured planning permission for two new UK hotel developments, worth a combined £85 million.

The new Birmingham and Glasgow city centre hotels will deliver a total of 630 bedrooms and be run by Ireland’s largest hotel operator, Dalata, under its four-star Maldron brand.

Dalata operates four hotels in Northern Ireland, the Clayton Hotel on Belfast's Ormeau Avenue and three under the Maldron brand at Belfast International Airport, Derry and Brunswick Street in Belfast.

McAleer & Rushe is due to begin construction on both new hotels this summer, with completion expected within two years.

McAleer & Rushe property director, Stephen Surphlis said they look forward to working in partnership with Dalata once again.

“The development of the two new Maldron Hotels are very exciting initiatives for both cities with the projects strategically located, catering for both business and leisure users. Glasgow has one of the fastest growing economies in the UK and Birmingham continues to secure a range of inward investment projects, with the opening of the HS2 high speed rail network in 2026."

Dermot Crowley, deputy CEO of the Dalata Hotel Group added:

“We are delighted that planning permission has been granted for these two prime sites in Birmingham and Glasgow that will deliver 630 rooms across both cities and supports our goal to become the leading four-star operator in 20 target cities across the UK."

The 300-bed Glasgow hotel is being built on Renfrew Street in the city, while the 330-bed Birmingham hotel will be located just a five minute walk from New Street Station and will be delivered in advance of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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