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Darlington’s former railway hotel built to meet commuter demand sold for redevelopment

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A former hotel originally built to embrace the expansion of the railway in Darlington has been sold for redevelopment.

The Coachman Hotel, which closed in 2015, has been sold to Empire Property Holdings who now hope to transform the building into apartments and studios, following planning consent.

The hotel is situated at the entrance to Darlington Railway Station and will now be converted into 39 luxury one bedroom apartments and studios.

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Speaking about the purchase, Paul Rothwell, managing director of Empire Property Holdings, said: “The property’s central location, near to the train station, makes the development ideal for commuters and local working people.

A multi-million pound scheme, Darlington 2025, to transform Bank Top station into a modern transport hub was announced earlier this year.

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