An abandoned hotel scheme is set to get a new lease of life as plans for an extension are set to get the go ahead from councillors.

Construction on a hotel near the Blackwall Tunnel has stalled after the original developers dropped out over funding.

The unfinished hotel is on a small triangular strip of land between the slip road onto the A102 for the Blackwall Tunnel and Tunnel Avenue.

Plans for a six-storey hotel have already been approved at the site, but according to a report: “Due to financial reasons, building work stopped on site and the site has since been sold to the Nine Group who seek to redevelop the site into a 4 star Holiday Inn.

“In order to make the scheme financially viable, the hotelier chain requires an additional 18 rooms on the site.”

Developers want to build to extend the fourth and fifth floors to create a part four, part six and part eight-storey Hotel providing 68 Bedrooms.

The site is located approximately half way between The O2 and Greenwich Town Centre and Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site – which are key tourist attractions.

There is already another Holiday Inn on the northern side of the tunnel.

Greenwich Council recently revealed that it had a record amount of 19.3m tourists last year, and its hoped a bigger hotel would be able to increase the number of visitors.

Despite increasing the number of rooms, the number of parking spaces at the hotel remains at just 13.

Councillors are expected to vote through the plans to give the abandoned scheme another chance at a meeting tonight.