ICA on behalf of Lancashire County Cricket Club have secured Planning approval for a new Hilton Garden Inn at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, UK.
The stadium has undergone a programme of transformation with the complete redevelopment of its facilities. Following completion of other major buildings on the site such as the Pavilion, Point and Player & Media Centre, the new 150 bedroom hotel will further cement the stadium’s reputation as an outstanding sport and events facility.
Opposite Trafford Town Hall the site forms a key part of the northern edge of LCCC’s ground. This edge is currently defined by ‘The Point’ events venue, the centrepiece redeveloped Pavilion and the Old Trafford Lodge Hotel. Following demolition of the Old Trafford Lodge the new contemporary hotel will bring balance to the ground providing a ‘sister’ to The Point and mirror its relationship with The Pavilion. Together these three buildings will complete the drama and arena experience intended in the original Masterplan.
Offering large terraces, balconies and extensive areas of glazing to bedrooms and hospitality areas - the hotel’s design ensures guests can capitalise on the magnificent views over the cricket field. A glazed bridge link at 3rd floor level also provides guests with direct access to the Pavilion and Point’s hospitality facilities.
Interior Design will be a significant feature of the new hotel. Working with Hilton ICA will combine and integrate the hallmarks of the Hilton Garden Inn brand with the design of the stadium’s other facilities. The new hotel will provide the latest in design, comfort and technology for guests and be a place to meet, socialise, work and play in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
Construction is due to commence later this year with completion scheduled for March 2017.