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Work resumes on the Shankly Hotel

Posted on - 9th June, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment
Scaffolding at the Shankly Pic: Tony Worrall
The original slated opening date for the hotel was April 2019 Pic: Tony Worrall

Work has resumed on the Shankly Hotel in Preston city centre.

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Over the past few days a crane has appeared at the site between Market Street and Birley Street.

Progress at the former Post Office building had ground to a halt in recent months, during which time the publicised Autumn 2019 opening date was missed.

There have been various reports of financial trouble for parent company, Signature Living Group, with the latest coming in April as sister hotel The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool went into administration.

Read more: Sister hotel of The Shankly Hotel group enters administration in Liverpool

Blog Preston has contacted the Shankly for an update on progress and details of the planned opening, but did not receive a response by time of publication.

A spokesperson for Preston City Council said: “We’re really pleased to see that work has started up again.”

The crane at the Shankly Hotel Pic: Stephen Geraghty
The hotel is set to have a rooftop function space Pic: Stephen Geraghty

The £15million hotel is due to have space for 350 guests, a restaurant and a rooftop function space.

The grade-II listed building was sold to the Signature group by Preston City Council in 2016.

Read more: New cafe bar eyeing up Preston city centre opening

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