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Midland Hotel, Bradford

The Midland Hotel
The main entrance to the hotel
General information
Location Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4HU
Coordinates
Opening 1890 (original); 1993 (restored)
Owner Peel Hotels
Management Peel Hotels
Design and construction
Architect Charles Trubshaw
Developer Midland Railway Company
Other information
Number of rooms 90
Number of restaurants 1
Parking 40 spaces (free for guests)
Website
http://www.peelhotels.co.uk

The Midland Hotel is a 90-bedroom three-star Victorian hotel in Bradford City Centre, owned and managed by London-based Peel Hotels.

The architect was Charles Trubshaw, who was contracted to design many stations for Midland Railway Company.[2]

Construction of the hotel began in 1885 and took five years to complete.[3] It was built by the Midland Railway Company as part of the original Forster Square Railway Station, as a showpiece for the company's northern operations.

Following the "golden age of steam" the hotel fell into disrepair until it was bought by Bradford entrepreneur John Pennington in 1992,[4] who restored it and the hotel re-opened as the Pennington Midland Hotel in 1993.[5] It was sold to Peel Hotels in December 1998, who returned it back to its original name.[6]

During its life, the hotel has played host to many famous guests, including Sir Henry Irving, an English stage actor, who died there in 1905.[7]

The corner block of the hotel on Lower Kirkgate (pictured) was made a grade II listed building in 1983.[8]

References

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External links

  • British Listed Buildings.
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