New drone images show how Lindum’s work to build new hotel in Newark is progressing.

Due to open in February 2021, the 66-bedroom Travelodge is well into its second phase of construction.

The development will generate up to 70 new jobs and further enhance Newark as a tourist destination, while creating new retail opportunities for the ground floor units, supporting further regeneration over the coming years.

The first phase of the hotel construction involved retaining the Grade II listed structure and façade.  Conservation-led repairs have been undertaken to the shell of the building and in recent weeks, connections from this original structure to the new steelwork frame were complete.

Within the steel frame, the inside is now a recognisable hotel space, with corridors and the structures of individual bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms now taking shape.

When finished, the development will also be complemented by three commercial hospitality or retail units.

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s long-term approach is to provide a range of new uses for the town, including additional food and beverage providers, retail outlets and events, as well as extra overnight accommodation, enhanced educational prospects and an improved residential offer in the town centre.

Councillor David Lloyd, leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “These are really exciting times, with really promising town centre developments. We want to create further confidence in the town, increase and improve its profile to act as a catalyst for further investment in facilities, services and new developments for the local community”.

“With regard to the Travelodge development, we promised that we would work to bring an end to this blight on the town and we’re delighted to be on the home stretch.”