Derelict offices on King’s Lynn waterfront to be reinvented as new boutique hotel


The people of King’s Lynn could soon benefit from a new boutique hotel at Purfleet Quay, as plans are underway to transform derelict offices on the waterfront.

The former probation offices have been bought by entrepreneurs Jeannette and Anthony Goodrich, who also own Bank House Hotel on King’s Staithe Square and the Rose and Crown in Snettisham, and now plans are afoot to transform the building into a new 12-bedroom boutique with bar and restaurant.

The owners are now calling for outside investors to get involved to help kickstart the project.

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The investment would be part of the ongoing transformation of King’s Lynn waterfront, which is hoped will bring a new set of visitors to the town.

Alongside the hotel, the offices would also be converted into flats, a function room, plus an all-day dining café and bar with outdoor seating overlooking the river.

Owner Jeannette said the cafe will bring a more upmarket take on traditional meals mirroring the styles of cities like Ipswich and Southampton, as more consumers move away from the three-course meal format.

“The trend is much more towards having lots of smaller dishes for everyone to share, it is a fun way of eating,” she says.


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