A key section of groundwork has almost been completed in the construction of Sandown’s new Premier Inn hotel.
Today (Monday) a fixed crane is being installed on the seafront site.
Premier Inn’s parent company – Whitbread – has described the build as a ‘complex construction and engineering challenge.’
Whitbread is building a new 100-bedroom hotel plus Cookhouse + Pub restaurant – investing £10 million into building the new facilities.
The new Premier Inn and Cookhouse + Pub restaurant will create approximately 65 year-round jobs.
Geoff Cook, Senior Project and Programme Manager, Whitbread said:
“We are making good progress with the construction of Premier Inn Sandown. The ground floor slab of the hotel building is nearing completion and a fixed crane is being installed on the site from Monday 8th July.
“Installing the crane safely is our top priority. To enable safe access to the site, we need to suspend the use of nearby public parking bays for a few days in the week commencing 8th July. This temporary measure has been agreed with Island Roads and public notices are in place on parking ticket machines along the Esplanade.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we will do all we can to minimise disturbance during the installation of the fixed crane.”
Whitbread says it hopes to open the new hotel in spring 2020.