Work has now begun at a Loughborough hotel which will see new bedrooms, meeting facilities and office space created.
Quorn Grange Hotel is to undergo a £4.9m redevelopment, with 24 new bedrooms introduced, a function room expanded and new meetings space created, with Nottingham-based integrated building solutions company J Tomlinson heading up the project.
The hotel, set in nine acres of grounds, is owned by the General Federation of Trade Unions Education Trust and is a popular wedding venue, and meetings, conferences and events destination.
The new development is expected to take one year to complete, with the owners bidding for the hotel to be reclassified with a four-star rating once finished.
GFTU Education Trust secretary Doug Nicholls said: “Companies, guests and charities who use our facilities have requested that we expand so we are. The hotel is in great demand and this development will allow us to offer additional high quality teaching and meeting rooms and function spaces. The whole scheme is a significant investment in the area, helping to create new jobs and improved amenities for the community.
The work is the latest in a series of improvements and upgrades at the hotel in Quorn and follows refurbishment of the bar and restaurant areas.
This current phase includes building a two-storey extension and creating new offices, along with new homes.
Martin Gallagher, managing director (construction) at J Tomlinson, said: “Quorn Grange Hotel is an award-winning historic hotel and J Tomlinson is very pleased to be playing a key role in helping the hotel to open the latest chapter in its history.”
Architect for the scheme is Corstorphine + Wright.