The Inn Collection Group inks deal with Sunderland Council for 40-bedroom hotel


The Inn Collection Group has revealed plans for a 40-bedroom new build inn on Sunderland seafront as part of ongoing coastal regeneration investment in the resort.

The group has agreed terms with Sunderland City Council’s development company to purchase an unused site for a three-storey venue in Seaburn, with plans expected to go to Sunderland’s planning committee shortly.

The Inn Collection Group’s managing director Sean Donkin said: “We are delighted to have secured a prime seafront site in Sunderland at an exciting time for the city as it gears up its coastal regeneration plans.

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The proposed development accompanies new strategic direction from The Inn Collection Group to develop a completely freehold estate as it continues to roll out ‘buy and build’ growth plans, to more than double its ten-strong portfolio of pubs with rooms by 2022.

The Alchemy-backed group will continue to seek out new development opportunities in the Lake District and Yorkshire as well as within its north east England heartland. 

Its most recent new-build developments include The Commissioners Quay Inn, in Blyth and The Amble Inn in Amble, a £4m development which opened in January.

If given the green light, the multi-million-pound unit will play a central role in the seaside resort’s ongoing transformation, with construction work expected to start by the end of the year and the building open for business by December 2020.

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