Ex­pan­sion plans for town ho­tel

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THE Premier Inn ho­tel in South­port is to un­dergo a £1.8m ex­pan­sion. The chain, which owns the ho­tel at Ocean Plaza, is plan­ning to build a three-storey ex­ten­sion to cre­ate an ad­di­tional 21 bed­rooms.

The ho­tel, which also con­tains a Brew­ers Fayre restau­rant, is within walk­ing dis­tance of the town cen­tre, beach and con­ven­tion cen­tre and Premier Inn says that the ex­pan­sion plans re­flect the “great de­mand” that it en­joys from peo­ple vis­it­ing the town for hol­i­days or busi­ness.

A plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion has been for­mally sub­mit­ted to Sefton Coun­cil and the pro­posed work would re­sult in the loss of 18 park­ing spa­ces at Ocean Plaza.

But the com­pany said it was con­fi­dent this will cre­ate no is­sues due to the “vast num­ber” of spa­ces avail­able on the rest of the com­plex.

David Christ­mas, project and pro­gramme man­ager at Premier Inn, said: “We have re­cently sub­mit­ted a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion to Sefton Coun­cil to ex­pand the South­port Cen­tral Premier Inn at Ocean Plaza by 21 bed­rooms.

“If ap­proved, this would in­crease the to­tal num­ber of ho­tel bed­rooms to 115.

“Our plans to ex­tend the ho­tel re­flect strong de­mand for Premier Inn bed­rooms from our cus­tomers look­ing to stay in South­port on busi­ness or for leisure trips through­out the year.

“Whit­bread, Premier Inn’s par­ent com­pany, will in­vest more than £1.8m in the ex­ten­sion and we an­tic­i­pate it will cre­ate up to five new jobs. We will fo­cus our re­cruit­ment within South­port and the sur­round­ing area.

“We are ex­tremely ex­cited about this ap­pli­ca­tion and hope the coun­cil sup­ports our am­bi­tions for the site and the op­por­tu­ni­ties it will bring to the town.”

Premier Inn at Ocean Plaza

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