Premier Inn reveals plans for Shepherds Hotel transformation in Cumbria

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    Plans for a new £5 million Premier Inn have been released after the hotel giant revealed its vision to transform the Shepherds Hotel site at Cockermouth in Cumbria.If approved, the proposals for an 80-bedroom hotel and Brewers Fayre restaurant would create up to 50 jobs. Premier Inn executives have said they believe the development will boost the area’s economy not just through jobs but by drawing more visitors to the area.

    The Brewers Fayre, the firm says, will have space for 200 covers. There will be a 120-space car park. Premier Inn, which is also pursuing plans for a hotel in Penrith town centre, says the design of the Cockermouth scheme would be “in keeping with the local environment”.

    It would see the current building, on Egremont Road, demolished and replaced with a “bespoke hotel and restaurant”. Designs went on show at the Kirkgate Centre and project team members will also field questions. After analysing comments, a planning application is expected to be lodged with Allerdale council later this year.

    Premier Inn already has hotels in Carlisle and Whitehaven. To see the plans in full, click here.

    Daniel Fountain / 06.10.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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