BUDGET hotel chain Travelodge will build a £2m hotel in Huddersfield.
The Spindlegate development on Leeds Road in Hillhouse has been chosen as the site for the new 62-bed hotel.
Travelodge director Nick Dines told the Examiner that over 30 jobs will be created locally during the construction phase, with around 20 staff being taken on once the hotel is built.
He said: “We’ve chosen a great location just near the Galpharm Stadium and with excellent transport links.
“The A62 provides a superb link to the M62 whilst the Galpharm Stadium is proving to be a real magnet for development. Huddersfield is such a big town and there’s not enough hotels there for its size.
“The demand is there and Huddersfield is one of the top places on people’s lists when they’re visiting Yorkshire.”
Leeds-based GMI Property is leading the redevelopment of the former James Robinsons Chemicals site.
The dyeworks were demolished back in November 2007 when councillors approved a planning application for a hotel, shops, offices and restaurants.
Work began at the Spindlegate site in early 2008 but came to a halt for more than a year on the five-and-a-quarter acre site.
Construction started up again on the land between Leeds Road and Hillhouse Lane in March this year.
The Huddersfield Travelodge will be built as part of the hotel chain’s plan to build 13 new hotels across the country in a £62m scheme.
The new establishments will add an extra 1,224 rooms to the company’s existing 28,000 rooms.
Three hotels are planned for London while there are also sites earmarked in Cambridge, Birmingham, Aldershot and Hampshire.