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NEW LIFE: Latest stage of regeneration plans for Tynemouth hotel

NEW LIFE: Latest stage of regeneration plans for Tynemouth hotel

The Park Hotel in Tynemouth, Image: Chronicle Live

The next stage of plans to give a landmark North Tyneside hotel a new lease of life have been lodged.

The Inn Collection Group bought the Park Hotel, in Tynemouth, in April and previously submitted plans to pull down part of northern wing and central area of the hotel.

Now, the hospitality firm has lodged proposals for a two-storey extension to provide 20 hotel bedrooms, a single storey Fish and Chip takeaway and ice cream parlour, hotel kitchen, internal plant room, toilets and core circulation space, extended and improved external terrace are and car parking.

A design and access statement, lodged with North Tyneside Council, said the proposals would give the historic building a “sustainable long-term future use”.

It said: “The vision of the proposed design is to redevelop the site to
provide a sustainable, well designed to current standards, hotel,
restaurant and takeaway food outlets which sit well and
comfortably within the Conservation Area environment.”

The document warned that the hotel has been in “steady decline” in recent years, but said its new owners want to invest in its future.

These plans, it said, will create “high quality development that will preserve the character and identity of the Park Hotel and ensure a viable future for this important building”.

The Park Hotel was built in the 1930s in the distinctive art deco style that was fashionable at the time.

However, the sections that the Northumberland-based firm wants to replace were added decades later in the 1960s and 70s.

Speaking to the Chronicle in April, managing director of The Inn Collection Group Sean Donkin said: “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming The Park into our pubs with rooms family.

Words: Herbert Soden, Local Demcoracy Reporter


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