Commissioned by Robertson Property, Robertson North East England has started work on the new Premier Inn next to the Spanish City Dome, having been awarded the £4.5m contract as a part of the council’s Seafront Master Plan.
The project team worked alongside conservation officers from North Tyneside Council and Tyne and Wear Joint Conservation Team to put the scheme together so that it is sympathetic to the adjacent refurbished Spanish City Dome. It is part of the council's Seafront Master Plan to reinvigorate the coastline between St Mary’s Island and Cullercoats Bay. The regeneration work will bring more visitors and businesses Whitley Bay and its coastline, as well as increasing confidence in the borough among businesses as somewhere they can prosper.
Designed by Ayrshire-based architects, LMA, the 68-bedroom hotel will also house a 190-cover Beefeater restaurant and bar. Once complete, it is expected to welcome guests from across the UK visiting the Dome.
Work is expected to be complete by June 2017, and we will deliver the project with a number of supply chain partners from across the North East. The project will also 69 jobs.
The project is a collaboration between numerous Robertson Group businesses, with Robertson Property developing the site, Robertson Timber Engineering delivering timber frame and Robertson North East constructing the hotel. Robertson Specialist Division are providing render to integrate with the restoration work at the adjacent Spanish City Dome.
Garry Hope, Regional MD of Robertson North East England, said: “We were awarded the job by Robertson Property, who have a long-established relationship with Premier Inn. This is a great example of our ability to recruit specialist teams under the Robertson umbrella. It’s a more efficient experience for us, the build team and of course the client, who will deal with only one team.”