The Moon Under Water, Wolverhampton (photo_ Flickr)

Wolverhampton: JD Wetherspoon museum hotel to go ahead

Plans had been previously approved in 2018, however it was reworked to include the fourth floor of the property in order to add an additional 22 rooms JD Wetherspoon has seen plans to convert a Wolverhampton pub into a museum and hotel given the green light. Wolverhampton Council has approved the plans which will see the The Moon Under Water in Lichfield Street undergo a £7m revamp. The work will see around 50 rooms added to the property. Plans had been previously approved in 2018, however it was reworked to include…

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Claridges Hotel, Brook Street entrance

Claridges offers accommodation to NHS staff

Free accommodation has been offered to London NHS workers by Claridge’s hotel to help staff unable to live at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The five-star hotel said it will open its doors to 40 doctors, nurses and other key staff based in London from Friday 3 April. Claridge’s said it plans to put the guests in rooms that usually start from £650 a night. It will also provide dinner and breakfast. It comes just days after the hotel, based in Mayfair, shut its doors for the first time in its 200-year history. Announcing the move, Paddy…

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UK government has advised the public to stay away from pubs (Flickr)

Can UK landlords help struggling leisure tenants?

Last weekend, Anthony Lorenz’s phone was ringing off the hook. Client after client was calling the London-based veteran tenant rep advisor, all with the same problem. Revenue had fallen off a cliff, cash flow was tight and on 25 March the quarterly rent was falling due. “I had clients I hadn’t spoken to for two years, ringing out of the blue, asking for help talking to their landlord,” the managing director of The Lorenz Consultancy said. “We act for some of the biggest clubs, bars and restaurants in the West…

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