Empty ‘ghost’ site in Wexford to be redeveloped as hotel


An empty site in Wexford Town has been given the go ahead to be redeveloped as a new hotel.

The luxury 73-apartment Stonebridge building, located at Paul’s Quay, has been purchased by family-owned hotel group Talbot Hotel Collection who now plans to give the derelict site a new lease of life.

The complex was finished in 2008, but the economic crash meant it never opened for public use and has been left empty ever since.

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The hotel went up for sale in September of last year with a guide price of €6.75m and will become the sixth property in the Talbot Hotel Collection when it opens, joining properties in Dublin, Cork, Carlow and Wexford.

The group’s ambitious aim is to invest €2.5m to complete the hotel and welcome guests by the middle of 2016, targeted more towards the corporate end of the market.

Speaking to thejournal.ie, Talbot Hotel Collection owner Cormac Pettitt said: "This is a one of a kind tourism offering and a real game changer in terms of the accommodation offering in Wexford and even nationally amongst the Irish hotel sector.”