JD Wetherspoon to triple rooms at Corby hotel with £1.5m investment

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A hotel in Corby is to be transformed with an £1.5m investment by operators pub giant JD Wetherspoon.

The Saxon in Corby, which opened in 2014, is to more than triple its number of bedrooms, going from 12 rooms to 42, with the British Heart Foundation shop next door to the hotel being converted into 30 new bedrooms.

The plans also include internal alterations and repairs to the building’s exterior.

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The new plans would see the new additions added to the hotel’s two conference rooms, ground-floor bar and beer garden.

The Saxon Corby on Elizabeth Street opened in 2014 after JD Wetherspoon spent £2.25m refurbishing the building.

Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “Wetherspoon has submitted a planning application to convert the upper levels of a charity shop next to the pub into more hotel rooms. The scheme does not affect the charity shop.

“The existing hotel has been a great success and that is the reason for Wetherspoon looking to increase the number of rooms. We believe the extra rooms would be a benefit to the town.”

A decision on the proposal is expected to be reached before the end of the year.

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