Epic £12m masterplan hatched for new hotel in Telford


A new £12m masterplan to build a new hotel in Telford has been devised by a leading local group.

Southwater Event Group, which owns The International Centre in the town centre, is bidding to create a 100-bedroom hotel, plus a new restaurant and bar as part of a plan with Telford and Wrekin Council, which was first drawn up in 2009.

The project is the second one to be submitted by Telford and Wrekin Council this year, with plans put forward last month for a 68-bedroom hotel on the green space at Southwater.

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SEG chief executive Tom Gray said: “Our plans are for a site that is privately owned by our company, and the scale of the project and the investment we’re proposing shows our long-term commitment to Telford.

“The new on-site hotel and extra car parking spaces will help us to accommodate multiple events simultaneously more easily which, in turn, will help to ease any occasional pressure on the surrounding road network while events are in progress.

Southwater Event Group already has two on-site hotels adjacent to The International Centre – The International Hotel, and The Holiday Inn Telford-Ironbridge – as well as the nearby Ramada Telford-Ironbridge Hotel in Forge Gate.


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