Premier Inn, which is responsible for the running of around 450 hotels all across the United Kingdom, submitted an application four months ago, back in July, to build a three-story 80-bedroom hotel on land situated on North Road in Barrow in the country’s North West.
The case officer has recommended to the planning committee of Barrow Borough Council that the proposal for the multimillion-pound development be accepted. If the go ahead is given, the hotel will be situated on land close to the Dock Museum and is set to feature a Brewers Fayre pub and restaurant and a car park with 119 spaces.
The parent company of Premier Inn, Whitbread PLC, had been in confidential talks with the council for over two years about the project before finally going public last year.
Nick Johnston, the acquisitions manager for Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, says that the company is excited about the idea of making a move into the town. A move to Barrow has been on the company’s target list for quite some time, he notes, and they have been working very closely with the local council in order to make sure things went well.
“The Dock Museum site is an ideal location for a new Premier Inn and its proximity to the town center and BAE’s plant will ensure the hotel supports key businesses in the town, as well as giving our leisure visitors a convenient base to explore Barrow and the surrounding areas,” Johnston adds.