Hydes plans Northern Quarter hotel and pub

SALFORD brewer Hydes is planning a hotel, pub and restaurant in the city’s Northern Quarter district.

It wants to convert five buildings on the corner of Turner Street and Red Lion Street, opposite the Solita restaurant, into a large gastro pub with 14 hotel rooms and space for private dining.

The council is set to approve the plans which require the conversion of the buildings which have previously been used by clothing retailers.

This is despite opposition from nearby residents who complain that another bar will create more noise and anti-social behaviour. Some 15 letters have been sent to the council opposing Hydes’ plans.

In a report prepared ahead of the planning meeting on Thursday, officers concede the scheme will be close to apartments but say a controlling factor will be Hydes’ concern for its own hotel guests.

They add: “The successful redevelopment and regeneration of the Northern Quarter and the adjoining regeneration areas, is critical to the city council’s growth objectives.

“The proposed development would contribute to these objectives and the hotel, bar and restaurant would inject life and vitality into this part of the city. It should also generate spin-off benefits for adjoining sites.

“In principle the mix of uses proposed would be acceptable in a city centre location: the proposal relates to five currently vacant and neglected properties within the area and has a geographical relationship with other commercial uses, i.e. the proximity of other commercial uses including shops, offices, cafes, bars and restaurants.”