South-West England – New and upcoming openings
2020: Malmaison, Bournemouth
Next year work will begin on a 100-bedroom Malmaison hotel in the coastal town of Bournemouth. Expected to take around two years to build, the new hotel will include a Chez Mal bar and brasserie, a rooftop bar and terrace overlooking the seafront, a gym, a swimming pool, and beauty rooms.
Longleat submits £45 million hotel and waterpark application, Wiltshire
The safari park, Longleat, has made a planning application for a £45million hotel resort, including a waterpark, hotel and conference facilities, as well as an ‘animal immersive experience’. The all-weather waterpark would stretch across 7,000 sq. ft., with the addition of a 240-bedroom hotel allowing visitors to extend their stay.
Bodmin Jail to become a hotel, Cornwall
Architects have devised proposals to redevelop Bodmin Jail. The refurbishment would include the two wings of the derelict cell blocks where the new hotel would be housed, complete with glazed roof lights that would run the length of both wings creating a centralised atrium. The Grade II-listed building would be formed from three cells with interiors featuring colour and textures inspired by the aged, weathered stone. If permission is granted, work is planned to start on site in early 2018.