Birmingham set for new Maldron hotel

Planning permission secured for city centre site.

Northern Ireland-based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has announced that it has just secured planning permission to develop a multi-million-pound hotel in Birmingham as part of a nationwide investment programme.

McAleer & Rushe Contracts UK Ltd are scheduled to commence construction this summer, with practical completion anticipated within two years.

The 330-bed Maldron Hotel is prominently located in the city centre, five minutes walk from New Street station and will be delivered in advance of 2022 Commonwealth Games, employing up to 105 staff. The development which is regenerating a derelict site, will feature a business centre, ground floor bar and restaurant with guest rooms arranged over ten uppers floors.

Stephen Surphlis, Property Director, McAleer & Rushe said, “This is a very exciting initiatives with the project strategically located, catering for both business and leisure users. Birmingham continues to secure a range of inward investment projects, with the opening of the HS2 high speed rail network in 2026.

“We’ve been encouraged by the support shown by the local authority in processing the application 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, Dalata Hotel Group commented: “We are delighted that planning permission has been granted and supports our goal to become the leading 4-star operator in 20 target cities across the UK. This will be our first Maldron Hotel in Birmingham, where we currently operate a 174 bedroom Clayton hotel.”