PLANNING permission to develop a multi-million-pound hotel in Glasgow City Centre has been given the go-ahead.

Northern Ireland based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe will also be erecting one in Birmingham, representing an over investment of £85 million.

Combined, the two hotels will deliver a total of 630 bedrooms and will be operated by Irish hotel operator, Dalata, under its four-star Maldron brand.  

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McAleer & Rushe Contracts UK Ltd is scheduled to start construction on both hotels this summer, with practical completion anticipated within two years.

The 300-bed, four-star Maldron Hotel in Glasgow will be a first for Dalata in Scotland.

The building will be located on Renfrew Street, at Tesco Bank and The Herald and Evening Times offices, and will employ around 100 staff.

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It forms part of a wider masterplan by McAleer & Rushe to include around 100,000 sq.ft of Grade A offices.

Stephen Surphlis, property director at McAleer & Rushe said: “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.

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“We’ve been encouraged by the support shown by both local authorities in processing the applications in a professional and timely manner allowing construction works to commence in the coming months and we look forward to working with in partnership with Dalata once again.”

Dermot Crowley, deputy CEO at Dalata Hotel Group added: “We are delighted that planning permission has been granted for these two prime sites.

“In addition to the Maldron Glasgow, we will deliver a four-star, 294-bedroom Clayton hotel in Glasgow in early 2021.

“We look forward to working with McAleer and Rushe on these developments, who have proved to be an excellent partner on previous projects.”