McAleer & Rushe signs deal to develop Maldron hotel in England

The six-storey hotel will be based in Newcastle city centre

COOKSTOWN building firm McAleer & Rushe is to partner with the Republic's Dalata Hotel Group to develop a new Maldron Hotel in England.

The 100,000 sq ft four-star hotel will be in Newcastle city centre.

The six-storey hotel will be a short walk from Central Train Station, opposite Eldon Square Shopping Centre in the heart of the city and close to St James’ Park, home to Newcastle United FC.

The hotel, which is expected to open in summer 2018, will offer 226 air-conditioned bedrooms, a bar, restaurant and business centre facilities.

Alongside the flagship hotel, the redevelopment of the former Newgate Centre comprises 185,000 sq ft of student accommodation operated by the Unite Group Plc to deliver 575 beds, as well as 20,000 sq ft of modern retail and leisure space, making it a truly mixed-use scheme with all the associated long-term economic and employment benefits for the city.

McAleer & Rushe property director Stephen Surphlis said: “The addition of this quality hotel brand reflects the wider importance of this entire mixed-use development and will be a major asset to the city as a whole, as well as attracting business and leisure travellers to Newcastle. We look forward to working alongside Dalata, for whom we have previously delivered numerous projects”.

Dermot Crowley, deputy CEO business development and finance at Dalata added: “This development provides us with an exciting opportunity to launch our Maldron brand in the English market, in line with our strategy of rolling out our Clayton and Maldron brands in the large regional UK cities. We are delighted to be working on this project with our development partner, McAleer & Rushe, and look forward to opening in Newcastle in summer 2018”.

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