Planning permission for thedevelopment was granted by the council’s planning committee today (Monday). Work will now begin on site in July with build expected to be completed within12 months.
The hotel will include 83 bedrooms in a purpose built four storey building, together with a ground floor restaurant. The site will also include 83 car parking spaces for guests, with five dedicated disabled bays and 10 secure cycle bays.
The development will create 33 full and part time jobs. The majority of these new vacancies will be filled by local people.
Worthington Properties development director Russell Worthington said: “We are delighted that Wrexham Council has given the go ahead for the scheme. It will bring a heavily contaminated brownfield site back into use, providing a valuable boost to thelocal economy and delivering new jobs to the area in the process.”
When Worthington Properties originally submitted plans for approval in December last year, Phil Wynn, county councillor for the Brynyffynnon ward of Wrexham County Borough Council said: "The arrival of a budget hotel inthe town centre is long overdue and will greatly enhance the visual appeal of a site which has been a Mold Road eyesore for far too long".
Worthington Properties has been developing and building commercial and retail propertiesfor nearly forty years. It has an impressive track record of working with blue chip clients on high profile sites across the UK.
It has particular strengths in developing hotels as part of wider regenerationprojects. Flagship developments include a 200 bed hotel on the site of theformer Boddingtons Brewery in central Manchester, and a 141 bed hotel at The Strand on the Liverpool waterfront.
Once completed the Wrexham Premier Inn will take the total number of hotel beds completed by Worthington Properties to over 600 in just three years.