The long-awaited Premier Inn development on Sandown Esplanade will start in two weeks time, says the Sandown HUB.

It has posted a message from Project Manager Geoff Cook:

ā€œIā€™m pleased to confirm we are expecting to start remedial works to the adjoining property on Monday 29/10/18. This work is expected to take until early January to complete and, all being well we shall then move on to the main construction phase. We are currently in the process of putting together some web pages which will be used to keep all interested parties up to date with progress on the project.ā€

The Premier Inn will replace the now demolished Carlton Hotel but, as Isle of Wight Radio previously reported, there have been delays due to problems with the site.

The brand already has runs the Merrie Gardens hotel in Lake.