Travelodge start work on Ribble Building Southport August 21st, 2012 admin Latest News Array (  => stdClass Object ( [url] => http://www.otsnews.co.uk/travelodge-start-work-on-ribble-building-southport/ [normalized_url] => http://www.otsnews.co.uk/travelodge-start-work-on-ribble-building-southport/ [share_count] => 0 [like_count] => 0 [comment_count] => 0 [total_count] => 0 [click_count] => 0 [comments_fbid] => 1018042698236141 [commentsbox_count] => 0 ) ) 0 Shares Comments 0 0 0 0 0 TweetEmail TweetEmailContractors for Travelodge started work today (Tuesday 21st August 2012) on the Ribble Building, Lord Street, Southport. The Grade II listed former bus station will be turned into a six-storey, 101-bedroom hotel & restaurant complex. The building will also include major international restaurant with work expected to be completed within six-months creating 20-30 new jobs The dilapidated eyesore has been empty for more than 10 years and has been plagued by a string of failed proposals. Opinion in the town is very supportive. Dukes Ward Conservative Cllr Pat Ball said: “I’m very happy to actually see work commencing on the site. In the current economic climate, it’s a great boost for the town to see such a prominent building return to use.” Onthespot – your online reporter Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!