Work has begun building a new Premier Inn hotel in the grounds of Harrogate’s Majestic Hotel.
Russells Construction has been appointed to the construction of the new six-storey, 107-bedroom hotel, which be directly linked to the Harrogate International Conference Centre.
The one-year programme will see Russells construct the building using steel frame with concrete floors, with handover set for next June. The building has been forward funded by the British Steel Pension Fund.
Andrew Russell, managing director of Russells Construction, said:
“Hotel development continues to be a strong area and our experience in the sector in recent years puts Russells in a good position to be competitive and to deliver.
“It is a sector in which we have invested time and expertise and I am particularly pleased that our innovative and successful delivery of the Premier Inn at Dale Street in Manchester has contributed to our being selected for this project.”
Simon Kent, Harrogate International Centre director, said:
“Obviously the thousands of conference and exhibition visitors who come to Harrogate each year need additional accommodation so it’s fantastic news for us that Russells have begun building the new Premier Inn.”