Travelodge has signed up at Targetfollow’s proposed £100m revamp of the Grand Central leisure complex in Stockport town centre.

The developer, which also owns iconic tower Centre Point in central London, secured a resolution to grant outline planning consent from Stockport Council in February to extend the 500,000 sq ft scheme with 400,000 sq ft of mixed-use and a multi-storey car park of 1,500 spaces.

Travelodge has committed to opening 114 bedrooms at Grand Central, which is located next to Stockport railway station.

Matt Ward, senior development manager at Targetfollow, said: ‘This is not an easy time to be bringing forward such ambitious and large scale developments like the one we are proposing for Grand Central, but by securing these types of high quality pre-lettings within the scheme, this will greatly assist us in delivering these plans with Stockport Council.'

Tony O’Brien, UK Development Director at Travelodge, said: ‘The opening of this hotel will create twenty five jobs in the local community, with all vacancies being filled in partnership with the local Job Centre Plus.’

Norman Hudson, Stockport Council’s Service Director Regeneration and Leisure, added: ‘The race is on to develop a hotel in the Town Centre and Grand Central is an ideal site.’