Plans submitted for £300k hotel extension in the Lakes


The owners of a hotel near the Lake District have unveiled plans for a major extension, which will see 9 new bedrooms added to the property.

Planning application has now been submitted to Barrow Borough Council by owners Lancaster Brewery to expand The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel in a project that is expected to cost £300,000.

The nine new bedrooms will be created by expanding into the attic of Cooke’s Building, the building adjacent to the hotel at the junction between Abbey Road and Rawlinson Street.

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Lnacaster Brewery celebrates its tenth year of ownership this year, having taken over the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel in 2006.

Since then the company has spent over £2m renovating the property and has recently just completed a major refurbishment of the bar area at the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel.

Matt Jackson, director, said: "We keep saying the Duke’s finished and we can now look at other things, but we’re working with the fantastic people from Signal Films, who have the Cooke’s Building next door, and it looks like we’re going to take over their enormous, empty attic space and create another nine bedrooms.

"They will all be luxury, ensuite rooms; individually designed, air conditioned and just add to the quality accommodation already available at the Duke."

If given the green light, the project would take the number of bedrooms at the four-star hotel to 51.

Lancaster Brewery hope to be starting the project in the next eight weeks.

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