Multi-million pound Regent Hotel development finished

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 October 2015

The Regent opening

The Regent opening

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A £5.2million transformation to a derelict Clevedon hotel has been completed.

Work to renovate the former Regent Hotel in Hill Road has been ongoing since February last year but the building has now been given a new lease of life as a block of 20 luxury apartments.

The development comes after a Sainsbury’s Local store, which has been trading since April, opened in one of the two shop units at the base of the building.

Robert O’Leary, architect at O’Leary Goss, said: “It’s been a fantastic project and wonderful to save this beautiful building and ensure its future in this lovely seaside town.

“Local people have been incredibly positive about the restoration and we are happy others appreciate the work we and Freemantle Developments have completed.”

All 20 of the one and two-bedroom apartments have already been sold and include decked terraces, balconies and parking spaces.

The Regent was built in 1857 when it was used as a bakery before becoming a hotel after World War Two. However, it has remained vacant for the past 12 years and the contractors say it was a challenge to ensure the new facade blended with the Hill Road environment.

Robert added: “The design challenges include working within the framework of a Victorian structure and meeting stringent modern environmental and energy-saving standards. We love that kind of challenge to blend the historic with the modern.”

O’Leary Goss is also the architect behind the design of the new Clevedon Pier visitor centre which began being built last month.


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