Published on Friday, 10th March 2017

 

A 120-bedroom hotel may be built opposite the dockyard entrance. A planning application submitted to the council seeks permission for a seven storey building on the site of a collection of obsolete commercial buildings. The ground floor would feature a restaurant, the operator would be Premier Inn and there would be no parking created.

 

While parking is a problem in that area, the benefits of a stronger tourist sector and 79 new jobs mean this development will be good news if it all goes ahead. There is substantial unmet demand for hotel rooms in the Old Portsmouth area, with the Holiday Inn Express in nearby Gunwharf having an extraordinarily high occupancy rate.

 

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