New hotel underway

Construction work on a new 80-room Travelodge at Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside has commenced.


The £3.6m development of the former Cobalt 3.3 site, which housed office accommodation in Silver Fox Way, is being delivered by Esh Construction on behalf of Union Property Development Ltd

The two-storey office accommodation will be re-modelled into 68 rooms while an adjoining lightweight steel frame extension will provide an additional 12 rooms. A bar café and reception will feature on the ground floor.

“We are delighted to be working with Union Property and Esh on a further Travelodge hotel development which is located in the UK’s biggest business park, Cobalt Business Park,” said Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed. “This is our seventh hotel in Newcastle, and it will also be the first budget hotel to be located at the business park; providing much needed, great value accommodation to visiting business and leisure travellers.”