The Trafford Park Hotel was built in 1902 and has been the subject of a long and eventful history ever since. After being derelict for ten years, Nabeel Mussarat and Property Hub have purchased the property in the hopes of rejuvenating this monolithic landmark. It was purchased late last year, and Property Hub hope that they can fight through the difficulties of planning permission to restore this building to its former glory.
The property opened as a hotel boasting 42 rooms in 1902 and spent most of the 20th century as a social hub for the local community, and has been a Grade II listed building since 1987. In recent years however, it has been a derelict former shadow of the place it used to be, with the only exception to this being used as a refuge for the homeless, and more recently as a squatter house.
The Stretford property was acquired in September 2020 and work will commence once all the appropriate planning permissions have been attained. The hotel is in rough shape and is in dire need of a comprehensive refurbishment, but it presents an exciting redevelopment opportunity. There are some questions that have been raised regarding the viability of the property, with damp and general disrepair being rife throughout, but with the correct approach it could prove to serve as a social boon once again.
The purchase comes after the Ashley Group failed to secure planning permission from Trafford Council to build a boutique hotel with 121 bedrooms via a five-storey side extension, as gaining planning permission has been difficult for the property due to its distressed status, so Property Hub are aiming to work with Trafford Council to approach the site in the most considerate way, with a projected GDV of £10,000,000.
“The Trafford Park Hotel is a historic, vital piece of Manchester architecture. This factor paired with its former status as a social nucleus, means that is necessary that it remains as constant a local feature as it was in its heyday. Viability issues are present, but we will endeavour to press on and ensure that the hotel can prosper once more.” – Nabeel Mussarat
The efforts to develop Trafford Park Hotel are still ongoing, with planning permission still being vehemently sought after.