Further work to begin on Premier Inn Hotel in Tunbridge Wells

Pam Mills
The building site of the new Premier Inn

The developer responsible for building the 110-bed budget hotel off London Road has told the Times that groundwork is now complete and superstructure will now start taking shape.

This follows comment on social media that work had stalled on the project, which was passed by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s planning committee in April 2017.

Opponents, at the time, objected to the proposals which they called ‘over-scaled, over-dominant and grossly under-parked’. They also warned it could add pressure to existing hotels.

Premier Inn typically partner a developer to build the hotel which the chain then takes a lease for.

This means at this stage, the construction programme is being led by Decimus Ltd, rather than Premier Inn, whose management have stressed there is no delay.

Richard Williams, of Decimus, said: “We are making good progress with construction. 

“The groundworks are now complete and we are moving into the main build phase. The superstructure should start appearing within the next two or three weeks as the development really begins to take shape.”

It has not been confirmed when the hotel will open.

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