Hotel closes to become flats

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 March 2015

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A CLEVEDON hotel is finally being transformed into apartments after years of uncertainty over the building’s future.

The Highcliffe Hotel in Wellington Terrace was originally due to undergo the development in 2012 after attempts by the owners, Helen and David Daniels, to sell the struggling business failed, but the building will now have a change of use after being sold to developers.

In a statement on the hotel’s website, Mr Daniels said: “This marks the end of an era for myself, my family and my staff with the Highcliffe Hotel. As many of you will know we have owned and managed the Highcliffe for 18 years.

“Alas, the time has come for us to close the door for the final time and hand over the Highcliffe to developers who will no longer operate it as a hotel.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests and suppliers for their support over the years and wish you all the best for the future.”

The plans will see the 22 en-suite bedrooms transformed into 14 self-contained two-bedroom apartments with a modern, zinc-clad infill extension being built between the two existing Victorian villas.

The new building will incorporate 15 parking spaces, four of which will be located within an undercroft part of the structure.

The plans have been met with mixed reaction from residents, with people posting their opinions on the Everything Clevedon Facebook group.

Concerns have been raised regarding a lack of parking and the look of the development with some residents arguing it does not fit in with the rest of the area.

The Highcliffe Hotel is the latest in a number of residential and retail developments in the town, which includes the former Regent pub being transformed into 20 flats as well as a Sainsbury’s Local store.

It was also recently announced that the Challicoms building will become eight flats with Bristol-based flooring and furniture company, Kustom Floors, opening a branch on the ground floor.


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