Work gets underway on a new Holiday Inn Express for Bridgwater in early 2017, with the hotel due due to be open in in 2018.
The 120 bed hotel will add to the offer of the town as it gears up for the increased activity around the multi-billion pound development of Hinkley Point C.

The Bridgwater Mercury reports that:

"The new hotel, which is being developed by Zeal Hotel and Sandgate Properties Consortium, will be based at the Regional Rural Business Centre on Market Way.

Detailed planning permission was awarded in December 2015 and the UK Government agreed to proceed with EDF’s proposals in September 2016.Construction is now planned to commence early in 2017 with the hotel opening in Spring 2018.

The hotel will be designed in line the new Holiday Inn Express Generation 4 specifications and in addition to the 120 bedrooms, the hotel will provide a spacious bar/restaurant and lounge area and three separate meeting rooms, as well as car parking for 60 vehicles

Tim Wheeldon, managing director of Zeal Hotels said: “Bridgwater is quickly becoming established as a major gateway to the South West and there is a limited supply of quality branded hotel accommodation within the immediate area.

"This location will not only benefit from the increasing transient M5 motorway traffic but more importantly it will service the increased demand from businesses in the area”.

“The development of the Hinckley Point C nuclear power station is also a factor and it is likely this will also provide demand for quality hotel accommodation at a reasonable price”.

The hotel will be designed in line the new Holiday Inn Express Generation 4 specifications and in addition to the 120 bedrooms, the hotel will provide a spacious bar/restaurant and lounge area and three separate meeting rooms, as well as car parking for 60 vehicles





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