Torquay Pavilion hotel plans being finalised
WORK is continuing to finalise the designs for the proposed hotel complex at Torquay's Pavilion.
Would-be developer Harbour Hotels has been redesigning the hotel element of the development on the marina car park following submission to Torbay's Design Review Panel.
Regular meetings are being held with architects Kay Elliott, English Heritage, Torbay Council and Torbay Development Agency about the final details of the design.
Steve Parrock, chief executive of the agency, said: "We are pleased with progress to date. It is a difficult site but we are optimistic that a planning application will be submitted shortly.
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"The latest proposal has been favourably received but there is more work to do.
"We are also helping some of the tenants of the Pavilion find alternative new units, though we are not responsible for the tenants as such. One has taken the former Agatha Christie shop in Cary Parade."
The new accommodation created would be a combination of hotel, apartments, shops, with existing parking underneath and new marina facilities. The new hotel is likely be around the same height as the buildings on the other side of Vaughan Parade.
Harbour Hotels is currently working on Salcombe Harbour Hotel, The Marine, which is being redeveloped as hotel and apartments.
Galliford Try, the Kingskerswell bypass builders, have the contract for the multi-million pound development which includes installing a luxury new Harbour Spa, with an indoor swimming pool and gymnasium, together with new wedding and function room facilities.