Revised plans submitted for Travelodge at St James's, Dover

Revised plans for the 108-bed Travelodge hotel at the St James’s retail and leisure development have been submitted to Dover District Council (DOV/15/00595).  The most significant change to the plans is the removal of the telecommunications mast from the building design.

The new hotel will be a prominent focal point of the St James’s scheme, located in the south east corner of the site.  With views of Dover Castle and its proximity to the Port of Dover the hotel will provide a further boost to the town’s visitor economy.  The hotel will also include a bar and restaurant.

Travelodge signed up in February 2015 for the 120,000 sq. ft. St James’s development in Dover town centre, which has also attracted Cineworld, M&S, Next, Frankie and Benny’s and Bella Italia.  Negotiations with retail and restaurant tenants are on-going and further announcements will be made in the near future.

A 16-week archaeological dig by the Canterbury Archaeological Trust is underway at the Woolcomber Street site with opportunities for people to view the excavations.

Tim Ingleton, Head of Inward Investment at Dover District Council, said: “There is no longer any need for a telecommunications mast as part of the hotel development.  The operators of the few remaining antennas on Burlington House have found alternative locations.”

Posted on 22/06/2015