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Travelodge to open hotel next to Dagenham East film studios

PUBLISHED: 13:39 25 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:26 26 June 2018

A CGI of the hotel. Picture: Be First

A CGI of the hotel. Picture: Be First

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A new 78-bedroom hotel is set to be built next to the planned site of the Dagenham East film studios.

How the new film studios in Dagenham East could look. Picture credit: LBBDHow the new film studios in Dagenham East could look. Picture credit: LBBD

The Travelodge hotel will be built by Barnes Construction after the council’s regeneration company Be First struck a £7million deal with Berkley Square Developments.

The plans include a restaurant and cafe on site.

Iain Ferguson, commercial director at Be First, said: “This agreement is another sign that Dagenham is on the up.

“Dagenham East is fast becoming a hotspot for dynamic high-tech industries, with the film studios and datacentre plans now out of the starting blocks.

A CGI of the hotel. Picture: Be FirstA CGI of the hotel. Picture: Be First

“These developments will bring thousands of jobs for local people at all levels - from construction workers, carpenters and hotel staff to set designers and film and TV producers.”

The hotel is due for completion in 2019.

Tony O’Brien, Travelodge’s UK development director, said: “The scale of development in the area means Barking and Dagenham really is the place to be.”


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