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Exeter

Prime Plymouth hotel site up for sale

JLL instructed to act for Plymouth City Council on prime hotel development site


EXETER, March 24 2016 – A prime site in Plymouth that will become a new mixed use development is up for sale and JLL's hotels and hospitality group has been appointed by Plymouth City Council to market it.

The site, formerly the Quality Hotel on Cliff Road, was bought by the council in January 2016 and is a prominent development plot by The Hoe and overlooking Plymouth Sound.  

The council is looking to secure an international brand hotel operator to deliver a mixed use scheme to include full service hotel. This will offer full business and conference facilities in advance of the Mayflower 400 international commemorations in 2020.

The hotel has now been secured and will be demolished to provide a cleared site for development.

John Kinsey, director at property consultancy JLL, said "This is an exceptional hotel development opportunity in an unrivalled location in Plymouth. The site is around 0.9 hectares and presents an opportunity for an operator to establish brand presence in this expanding city.

"We will be running a process to encourage bids from established developers in partnership with hotel operators who are in a position to commit to the 2020 directive and are looking to make a positive contribution to  Plymouth. There are many positive directives within the city at the moment and we see the need for a full service, higher end hotel as a key ingredient to fully complement the positive mood for the future."

Cabinet member for assets and finance, Councillor Mark Lowry, said: "We have taken a problem building and are making an incredible opportunity that the whole city stands to gain from. Appointing JLL is another step in the right direction to attracting the right developer, who can bring in world class hotel operators."

The property is available in its entirety with the principle of redevelopment positively supported by planning policy which seeks to safeguard hotel uses on strategic sites.