Travelodge start work on Ribble Building Southport

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Contractors 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.”

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4 Responses to “Travelodge start work on Ribble Building Southport”

  1. Mr Saxon

    if the hotel opens, how will people who get off the bus, get to Morrisons?? You can actually walk through the currently existing arch at the moment but will it all change….?

  2. cayote

    New Travelodge in the old bus station, new casino coming to the waterfront, new Costa opening next to Finos …. it’s all good positive stuff for our great resort :)

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