13 Mar Whitbread drops anchor in Torquay
Premier Inn collaborates with Torbay Council to bring a new 120-bedroom hotel and restaurant to Torquay’s seafront
Whitbread, Premier Inn’s parent company, has signed an agreement with Torbay Council to bring a latest generation 120-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and Whitbread-branded restaurant to Torquay, in a significant boost to the council’s town centre regeneration plan.
Ward Williams Associates is appointed to provide Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Principal Designer services on the scheme. The WWA team has been working closely with Torbay Development Agency (TDA) and designers to deliver the new hotel on Montpellier Road in central Torquay.
The location is minutes from The Strand and Torquay Harbour and the proposed hotel and restaurant will enjoy views over Tor Bay and the English Channel. A planning application is expected to be submitted to Torbay Council in the next three months and subject to planning approval, work could begin on site this autumn.
Paul Smith, Acquisitions Manager for the South West at Premier Inn, said: “We’re delighted to be collaborating with Torbay Council to bring a latest generation Premier Inn hotel and Whitbread-branded restaurant to Torquay. Our desire for a second site in Torquay reflects strong demand for Premier Inn bedrooms in the town throughout the year and we are confident the hotel will be very popular with our guests.”
Whitbread, Premier Inn’s parent company, will be taking a long-lease on the completed hotel building. Approximately 30 new year-round jobs are expected to be created at the hotel and restaurant on opening with recruitment focused locally through the Torquay Job Centre Plus.
Matt Bromley, WWA Partner and Project Lead, said: “This new Premier Inn hotel is a fantastic addition to Torquay. This scheme will enhance Torbay as a visitor destination, providing good value, quality accommodation”.
“WWA has a long-standing relationship with Whitbread and is currently appointed to assist in their ongoing nationwide development programme, including new build and extension projects to increase capacity across their hotel portfolio”.
For more information, please contact the WWA Plymouth Team.