Contractors appointed to build new Hilton Hotel at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light

An artists impression of how the Hilton Garden Inn hotel will look.

An artists impression of how the Hilton Garden Inn hotel will look.

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An award-winning Wearside company has secured a key contract on a new landmark hotel being built next to Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light.

Work started at Stadium Park’s Hilton Garden Hotel late last year and now it has been confirmed that Opus Building Services will provide a complete package of specialist mechanical and electrical engineering services, on behalf of North East-based Tolent Construction Ltd, which is building the hotel.

An artists impression of how the Hilton Garden Inn hotel will look.

An artists impression of how the Hilton Garden Inn hotel will look.

Opus, which is based in Boldon Business Park, has already started work on the 145-bed hotel, which is set to open in the spring of 2016.

The company will provide electrical power and lighting; fire alarm and CCTV systems; hot and cold water services; heating and ventilation systems and above-ground drainage.

Gavin Richardson, managing director of Opus, said: “We’re delighted to be working on such a prestigious development in Sunderland and to be working alongside Tolent again.

“We worked with them on the design and fit-out of the Stadium of Light’s Business Lounge, as well as many other projects.”

The hotel, run by SFC Hotels, will feature a destination grill restaurant, private dining areas, meeting rooms and a 24/7 business centre, and will create more than 100 full and part-time jobs.