Significant plans have been revealed by the Port of Milford Haven for the build of a hotel and separate conference and events venue at Milford Waterfront in Milford Haven, ahead of formal planning applications to Pembrokeshire County Council today (18th December).
The two planning applications come shortly after the Port received approval of outline planning for its multi-million-pound Milford Waterfront development last month. Together, they will make a major contribution to the economic prosperity of the area with around fifty jobs created, including several apprenticeship opportunities.
The 40,000 sq. ft 100-bedroom hotel will be located towards the entrance to Milford Waterfront on the site of the disused Burnyeats building; which will be demolished. The hotel will feature a mix of standard and family rooms spread over five floors with postcard views across Milford Marina as well as a restaurant and bar with a private dining area, some meeting rooms and a small gym for guests to use during their stay.
Opposite the entrance to Milford Waterfront, the Quay Stores building which was originally constructed in around 1885 and is grade II listed, is in line for a major face-lift. Stunning designs that make use of the building’s many original features depict a multi-purpose conference and events venue capable of accommodating over 300 people at a formal banquet. The facility will be able to host a variety of events including conferences, exhibitions, concerts and weddings.
If approved, both projects will follow similar development timescales with work due to commence in late spring 2020 and be completed by summer 2021.
Commenting on the planning applications, Chief Executive at the Port of Milford Haven Andy Jones, said:
“This year has been a significant one for Milford Waterfront – new shops have opened, others have expanded; luxury Floatel Cabins have arrived; boat trips have been operating and thousands of visitors have enjoyed a plethora of fun events. Milford Waterfront is already a great place to live, work and play and is recognised internationally as one of the leading investment opportunities in Wales.
“And now we are ready to move forward with the next two exciting developments which are significant investments but ones which we know will be huge assets for the town and the wider region, creating more opportunities for people to enjoy living and working in Milford Haven and drawing in greater numbers of people to stay and enjoy what’s on offer.
“We look forward to hearing Pembrokeshire County Council’s decision in the spring.”
The new hotel and refurbished Quay Stores building will make a major contribution to the economic prosperity of the area with around fifty jobs created, including several apprenticeship opportunities.
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