We have just been awarded a contract by Eden District Council to undertake a study of the potential for hotel development in Penrith. The Council is currently looking at options for the disposal of its Mansion House offices in the town centre, including possibly for a hotel conversion, and requires evidence of whether there could be potential for a new hotel in the town to help inform its deliberations.
We have published our seventh update on the impact of COVID-19 on the UK hotel and visitor accommodation industry. It can be downloaded from the Reports section of our website.
Andrew has completed a market appraisal for a proposed eco lodge development at Stixwould, near Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire. His report will be used to help shape the design of the scheme and to support the planning application.
Andrew is continuing to work with Visit Isle of Man to support the development and implementation of an Accommodation Investment Programme for the island. He is currently undertaking work to model the future requirement for accommodation development on the island in order to achieve Visit Isle of Man’s target of 500,000 visitors to the island by 2030. He is also helping with the setting up a political level Accommodation Investment Board to help drive forward a strong vision and strategy for accommodation development on the island, secure the necessary resources and government financial incentives to accelerate accommodation development, and help remove the barriers to accommodation projects being progressed on the island, particularly in terms of planning policy and decisions.
Lynn has been involved in a series of familiarisation visits to Kielder Water & Forest Park for accommodation developers that have expressed an interest in looking at accommodation development sites and opportunities in the area.