The construction of Hampton by Hilton Stockton continues at pace and its progress is there for all to see in a new time-lapse video.
The footage shows the development of the hotel as work got under way in November 2017 to the day of a topping out this week which marked the completion of the building’s roof.
Councillor Nigel Cooke, Stockton Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and housing, tightened the last bolt on the hotel’s roofing sheets to mark the development milestone.
He said: “I’ve been thrilled to see just how well the hotel’s construction has progressed and it’s great to have marked the milestone at the topping out event with our project partners.
“I know everyone is looking forward to work continuing towards completion in the coming months and the hotel opening its doors in winter 2018/19.
“It’s all another positive step in the right direction as we get closer to having an internationally renowned brand of hotel right here in Stockton.
“It’ll be a huge asset for the borough – boosting the local economy to the tune of £6.7m per year, creating jobs for local people and it’ll be welcomed by local businesses with open arms.”
The 128-bed hotel is being built by construction contractor, Bowmer & Kirkland, on the former dairy car park site.
The site forms part of the mixed-use Northshore regeneration scheme, incorporating new offices, homes and leisure facilities near Stockton town centre.
The 56-acre, £300m scheme is a partnership between Muse Developments, Homes England and Stockton Council.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, said: “More than 60 UK towns and cities are now home to one of our hotels.
“Widely available in the UK, Hampton by Hilton taps into the need for modern hotel accommodation to suit a variety of travel needs.
“Stockton Council’s ambition and the award-winning regeneration of the nearby High Street are extremely impressive.”
Simon Dew, senior development surveyor at Muse Developments, said: “The topping out of the Hampton by Hilton in Stockton marks a key milestone in the delivery of this major investment in the town by the Council.
“The new hotel will attract new business and leisure visitors to Stockton-on-Tees, increase the vibrancy of the town centre and provide a fantastic new facility to complement the restoration of the Globe theatre.”
• Pictured above, celebrating the ‘topping out’ of the new Hampton by Hilton Stockton, are (left to right) Hilton’s Neil Holland, Stockton Council’s director of economic growth and development, Richard McGuckin, cabinet member for regeneration and housing, councillor Nigel Cooke, and Interstate’s Gary Hosie.