31/05/2018

Former Army Base To Be Converted Into Hotel In L'Derry

Plans have been approved for a former Army base in L'Derry to be converted into a major hotel development.

The new 152-bedroom scheme will be called The Ebrington.

Chair of the Planning Committee, Councillor Dan Kelly, said: "I was delighted to see the application progress through Committee and I look forward to seeing what will be the transformation of the historic buildings which occupy one of the city's most strategic investment sites.
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"The hotel, in tandem with the additional plans for development of a temporary public car park and a new brewery at the site, will also further enhance the potential of Ebrington Square as a desired and strategic location for other investors to consider."

The development will incorporate the refurbishment and re-use of three listed buildings at Ebrington Barracks with a new three-storey modern infill addition between Building 63 and the Clock Tower Building 67 - 69 fronting onto Ebrington Square and a new four-storey extension to the rear of the Clocktower Building.

(CD/LM)

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