Magherafelt-based Conway Group has landed a £7million contract to build a new 85 bedroom Premier Inn hotel in Bangor.
Plans have been submitted to Ards and North Down Borough Council for a major redevelopment on the site of the old Bangor Leisure Centre at Castle Park Avenue.
Conway’s also plan to develop 14 luxury apartments on the site situated next to the new hotel, overlooking Castle Park and Bangor Castle. This separate planning application represents a further £2m investment.
It is estimated that both the hotel and apartment schemes will create 80 jobs in the local construction sector.
Des Taggart of Conway Group, commented; ‘’We are delighted to continue our excellent and longstanding relationship with Premier Inn Hotels through this proposal having already successfully developed their hotels in Lisburn and Derry.
“We are also currently working on the delivery of additional bedrooms at the Premier Inn Hotel on Waring Street in Belfast city centre.”
Matt Aubrey, Acquisitions Manager for Premier Inn, said: “Working with our development partner, Conway Group, we have submitted plans for a brand new 85-bedroom Premier Inn in Bangor.
“If approved, the new hotel will deliver £7 million in fresh investment, 30 new year-round jobs and attract new visitors to the area. We look forward to Ards and North Down Borough Council’s decision.”