A FORMER hotel abandoned for more than ten years is set for a £10 million redevelopment - if its new owners get planning permission.

The iconic Trafford Park Hotel, opposite the Metrolink on Village Way, was bought in September 2020 by Property Hub.

They bought the early 1900s, Grade II listed building from Ashley Hotels, who had themselves attempted to redevelop it.

Ashley Hotels bought the building for £900,000, but failed in an attempt to get planning permission to turn it into a hotel with around 120 bedrooms by adding a five-floor extension.

The company decided to cut its losses and put the building back on the market for a guide price of £750,000.

However, new owners Property Hub think a more thoughtful approach will see their own redevelopment approved by Trafford Council.

The company plans to work with the council and historical consultants to maintain the building's 'original spirit'.

A spokesperson for Property Hub said: "We aim to approach it in a way where we honour the legacy of the building itself.

"We aren't looking to reinvent it."

The company's director, Nabeel Mussarat, added: "The Trafford Park Hotel is a historic piece of Manchester architecture.

"This factor, paired with its former status as a social nucleus, means it's necessary it remains as constant a feature as it was in its heyday.

"Viability issues are present, but we'll endeavour to press on and ensure that the hotel can prosper once more."

Built in 1902, Trafford Park Hotel had 42 rooms and it spent most of the 20th century as a social hub for the community.

It was Grade II listed in the 1980s.

Unfortunately, it closed in the late 2000s and was allowed to deteriorate, soon becoming a haven for squatters.

At one time, a cannabis farm was even discovered in the building.

If and when the redevelopment is approved and completed, Property Hub estimates the value of the building will be around £10 million.