Proposal Submitted To Develop Apartments On Site Of York Hotel In Portstewart, Co. Derry
According to The Irish News, a proposal has been submitted to develop 15 new high quality apartments on the site of the York Hotel at Station Road in Portstewart.
The application has come from Jeeves (Portstewart) Ltd, which bought the property in 2015.
North West 200
Should the plans be approved, it is hoped construction work can begin in late 2022 for the £3 million scheme, which will create up to 40 jobs during the construction phase.
Previously a popular location for fans of the North West 200 motorcycle races, the hotel went into liquidation in 2013 but was bought for £1 million by Jeeves in the hopes of revitalising the Station Road site.
John Morgan of Jeeves (Portstewart) Ltd said, “We're excited to submit this planning application to Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council.
“Despite our best efforts, the York Hotel is no longer viable to run as an 11-bedroom hotel, so we are hoping to revitalise the site in a way that will tie in with the existing fabric of Portstewart.
“We believe these elegantly designed, modern apartments will be the perfect addition to the Station Road, and will offer greater choice to both local residents wishing to make a move, and those wishing to make the beautiful North Coast their home.
“We are hoping to offer a new residential development that will provide enviable sea views from a luxurious setting, that is complementary to and builds on the existing character of Portstewart.”
The current operator at the hotel, York Hotel Portstewart Ltd, will continue to run the business as usual until construction commences.
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