New chapter in the ‘storey’ of Con Club begins

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A plan to bring more hotel rooms to Scarborough town centre has been hailed as an outstanding investment.

On Thursday Scarborough Council’s planning and development committee approved plans to turn the Constitutional Club in Huntriss Row into an extension for Premier Inn’s existing hotel.

A link will be created between the Premier Inn in Falconer’s Road to the back of the club, taking the hotel to 150 total bedrooms.

The councillors were impressed by plans to add an extra storey to the building in Huntriss Row, which will see the existing roof facade removed, before being put back on once the new floor is completed.

Cllr Martin Smith said: “I spent a lot of my life in that building and at the end it was looking very tired.

“I think this new building is outstanding.”

Fellow Cllr Eric Broadbent added: “It is very exciting to see investment in the town centre.

“I think this will breathe new life into the town and provide much needed hotel space.”

Chairman Cllr Jane Mortimer believed it would be an improvement to the street scene.

“When I look at the artist’s impression I actually think it looks much better with that extra storey,” she said.

“It fits in with the surrounding buildings.”