Work starts on Premier Inn

Work underway on the new Premier Inn
Work underway on the new Premier Inn
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Building work has begun on a new 60-bedroom Premier Inn hotel in Buxton.

Workmen started on the plush new build, which will create around 40 jobs, last Monday.

When finished, the hotel will be three storeys tall, with a bar, restaurant and 60 car parking spaces.

Developers expect building work to be finished in early 2016. The hotel is expected to open soon after.

Nick Johnson, acquisitions manager for Whitbread, who own the Premier Inn chain, said the company will be investing £5 million in the development.

“We are delighted to have started work on the new Premier Inn,” Mr Johnson said. “We have been looking for a suitable site in Buxton for many years and we are happy to have found the ideal site.

“We were encouraged by the large amount of support received from Buxton residents when we consulted on the plans last Summer, and we have already been inundated with booking enquires. We are looking forward to becoming part of Buxton’s business community in 2016.”

High Peak Borough Council unanimously approved the application to demolish the former Robin Hood pub on London Road and replace it with a Premier Inn in 
December.

Cllr John Faulkner said at the time: “I think this is a good application which will benefit the town. This is a budget hotel, although the quality is very good, and this is something that is lacking in Buxton. As far as B&Bs are concerned in Buxton, I don’t think they have anything to fear because different people want different things.”