Mendip District Council finally approved building of a 60-guestroom three-storey Premier Inn hotel in Glastonbury. For this purpose the hotel’s owner receives 1.83 acres (0.74 hectares) of land in the territory of the former Morlands factory. When finished, the hotel’s building will be joined with Brewer’s Fayre pub and restaurant. This plan also received a green light.
The building of the new hotel will start already this year and will open job opportunities to 65 people. Earlier the area of Street Road was dedicated to a sheepskin factory and tanneries by Baileys and Morlands. The tanneries were closed in 1992 and 182 respectively. After that the site was abandoned and was not used until our days. The application concerning the use of the plot of land was submitted by Cubex Land and Whitbread. These the Bristol-based developers are the owners of the Premier Inn brand. They already commended the permission saying they are happy to get this excellent site and plan to make a valuable addition to their chain of Premiere Inn hotels network in the UK. The accommodation is supposed to be ready to serve its first guests in spring 2013.