Construction of New Premier Inn in Alnwick

Construction of New Premier Inn in Alnwick.
Construction set to start on new Premier Inn in Alnwick, bringing 30 jobs to the town. It is believed the 80-bedroom hotel, at the Willowburn Industrial Estate, in Alnwick, will help to boost the town’s economy and bring in more visitors.

A number of old industrial buildings on the estate have already been knocked down in preparation for construction to begin.

Plans for the hotel, submitted by Northumberland Estates on behalf of Northern Commercial Properties Ltd, were given planning permission last year.

The new Premier Inn, which is due to open in June 2022, will also have an in-house bar and restaurant as well as parking space for more than 80 cars.

It is believed the venue will help to boost the town’s economy and attract more visitors to the area.

Barry Spall, development planner with Northumberland Estates, said: “Northumberland is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination, attracting a wide range of visitors, families, couples as well as larger groups and for everything from short breaks to longer stays.

“The addition of a well-known brand such as Premier Inn, which is consistently voted the UK’s favourite hotel brand and is known for offering great service, value, dependability and consistency for leisure and business travellers, adds an extra dimension to the accommodation offer in the town. Creating a wide selection of visitor accommodation at a range of prices should help to increase the town’s appeal to visitors, with all the associated knock on benefits for the local economy.”

Richard Aldread, head of construction for Premier Inn, added: “Premier Inn hotels in market towns like Alnwick do very well.

“The hotels attract a high number of business and leisure guests throughout the year and enjoy an above average occupancy rate.

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