Premier Inn reveals plans for £17m Swindon hotel

Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn, and Swindon Borough Council
have agreed a deal which could see the development of a new
197-bedroom Premier Inn hotel.

Whitbread has agreed terms with the council to acquire the site
of a former Aspen House on Regent Street, subject to planning
permission.

If approved, the plans would see Whitbread investing in excess
of £17m in constructing a brand new hotel over eight storeys,
together with a ‘Bar+Block’ steakhouse restaurant on the ground
floor.

In addition to regenerating the Aspen House site, the plans
could see Whitbread creating approximately 80-85 new year-round
jobs within the hotel and restaurant.

Whitbread anticipates starting construction in summer 2020 and
for the hotel and restaurant to be opening their doors in autumn
2021.

Paul Smith, acquisition manager at Premier Inn, said: “This is
a fantastic opportunity to invest in an excellently-located town
centre site and bring a new Premier Inn hotel and restaurant,
around 80-85 jobs and some real momentum to the regeneration plans
in Swindon.

“We’re pleased to be playing a part and, subject to planning
permission, look forward to starting construction on what will be a
superb addition to Swindon’s hotel and leisure offer.”

Councillor Dale Heenan, Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet
member for the Town Centre, added: “Over the next 12 months,
residents and businesses will see a visible difference to the Aspen
House site with construction starting on a new Premier Inn hotel
and Bar+Block steakhouse.

“This deal has been quietly worked on for nearly a year and is
hugely positive news for Swindon. It clearly demonstrates that,
step by step, we are making real progress in sorting out the
regeneration of our town.”

Source: FS – All-Hotels-Blogs
Premier Inn reveals plans for £17m Swindon hotel