Travelodge start work on Ribble Building Southport August 21st, 2012 admin Latest News Shares Comments 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.” Onthespot – your online reporter Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!