Apartments plan for former hotel

Published date: 16 May 2012 |
Published by: Rhian Waller
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A COLWYN Bay hotel which recently revived its fortunes as a community arts hub could be turned into apartments.

The Imperial Hotel, on Station Road, could be turned into accommodation by Redway Estates Ltd, a company that has been involved with various developments in Colwyn Bay under the auspices of director John Strickland.

The application submitted to Conwy Council's planning committee for a change of build use on the first, second and third floors of the building, to change it from its former use as a hotel to 17 self-contained apartments.

The ground floor of the hotel was leased to arts group Engedi in January in preparation for their Easter exhibition, with St David's Commercial continuing the search for buyers for the building's top floor.

After a successful series of events at their gallery through the Easter week, the group had its lease prolonged until later in April, and now occupies the ground floor on a temporary basis.

Colin Flannigan, of St David's Commercial, who are acting as selling agents on the property, said they had tried to attract hotel chains to the property.

He said: “We've tried to get hotel operators to take it - we've tried with Travelodge; we've tried with Premier Inn; the Village Group; we also tried with Celtic Royal in Caernarfon.”

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