Travelodge to open hotel next to Dagenham East film studios
PUBLISHED: 13:39 25 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:26 26 June 2018
A new 78-bedroom hotel is set to be built next to the planned site of the Dagenham East film studios.
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.
“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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