Construction work on a new 80-room Travelodge at Cobalt Park in North Tyneside is underway.
The £3.6m development of the former Cobalt 3.3 site, which comprised office accommodation, is being led by Esh Construction on behalf of Union Property Development Ltd.
The two-storey office block will be re-modelled into 68 rooms while an adjoining lightweight steel frame extension will provide an additional 12 rooms. A bar café and reception will feature on the ground floor.
Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed said: “We are delighted to be working with Union Property and Esh on a further Travelodge hotel development which is located in the UK’s biggest business park, Cobalt Park.
“This is our seventh hotel in Newcastle, and it will also be the first budget hotel to be located at the business park; providing much needed great value accommodation to visiting business and leisure travellers.”