Trust backs £25m Blackpool hotel plan ahead of committee hearing

The Blackpool Civic Trust has given its backing to a £25m plan to save one of the town’s landmark buildings and convert it into an upmarket hotel.

On Tuesday a meeting of Blackpool’s planning committee will consider the proposal for the former 111-year-old post office in Abingdon Street. The old sorting office, with a frontage on Edward Street, is also part of the scheme.

In June the developer, Cheshire-based Ashall Projects, submitted a planning application to create a 148-room hotel which will employ around 70 staff. A further 215 people would be involved in building it.

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Main image: via planing documents

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