A Newcastle-based hospitality group is bidding to construct a new hotel in a £3.85m project that would see a pub and restaurant transformed for the new venture.
High Street Hospitality acquired The Three Horse Shoes and Tavistock Italia restaurant, between Sunderland and Washington, earlier this year, and now plans to build a 58-bedroom hotel to add to its Hotel 52 chain.
The restaurant will also be rebranded to become a Pazzo Italian.
Subject to planning consent, work will begin early next year, with a modular construction technique aimed at reducing the duration of the build due to be deployed.
Phill Brumwell, High Street Hospitality managing director, said: “We’re delighted to add yet another excellent location to our growing hotel and restaurant business. With superb links to both Tyneside and Wearside, we look forward to being part of delivering more much needed, high quality accommodation and dining options for visitors to our region, through our Hotel 52 and Pazzo brands.
“We are currently examining options for more outlets across Tyne and Wear, in Durham and in Cumbria – where we hope to invest further in the coming months.”
If given the green light, the new Hotel 52 property will join sites in Stanley and Whitley Bay.