• 15 June 2021

Blackpool’s new Premier Inn opens its doors

Waterman is delighted that the new high-quality Premier Inn Hotel and cookhouse on Blackpool’s iconic Victorian North Pier has welcomed its first guests.

The impressive 1930s art deco-inspired hotel, designed by Day Architecture, replaces the former century-old Yate’s Wine Lodge building which was destroyed in a fire in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2009. Causing almost £20 million of damage, the blaze meant the site left a gaping hole on the corner of Talbot Road and Clifton Street.

Built by Barnfield Construction, the 70,000 sq ft development has 150 bedrooms across 5 floors.

Situated next to some of the biggest landmarks in Blackpool, including Blackpool Tower, guests will be able to enjoy all that the area has to offer in addition to a range of delicious meals from the on-site Cookhouse + Pub restaurant on the ground floor, catering for up to 200 guests.

Waterman was appointed by the Schlomo Memorial Fund to provide structural engineering design services up to tender, subsequently novated to Barnfield Construction to completion.

Andrew Davies, a Senior Engineer in our Manchester office, commented: “It’s fantastic to see this long-dilapidated site restored to its former glory. This 6-storey masonry and stone clad building sits proudly opposite the historic town hall and provides a much-improved vista for tourists and residents alike.”

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