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Plans for new Romford hotel revealed

PUBLISHED: 14:00 09 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:38 10 August 2016

An artist inmpression of what the Premier Inn hotel in Market Place, Romford, could have looked like Credit:NewRiver Retail

An artist inmpression of what the Premier Inn hotel in Market Place, Romford, could have looked like Credit:NewRiver Retail

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Plans for a new hotel in Romford town centre, which could create dozens of jobs, have been revealed.

A picture of TJ Hughes department store, which previously occupied the building Credit: NewRiver RetailA picture of TJ Hughes department store, which previously occupied the building Credit: NewRiver Retail

An artist impression of a Premier Inn hotel, which could open its doors in Market Place, Romford, has been unveiled this week.

A planning application to convert retail space into an 85-bedroom hotel and restaurant was submitted to the council in May and a decision is expected to be taken before the end of the month.

The plans will see the hotel occupy the first and second floors of the building, previously home to TJ Hughes Department Store, above the existing B&M discount shop at the corner of Market Link and Ducking Stool Court.

A third floor extension has also been planned which will turn the attic into additional floorspace.

If approved by the council’s regulatory service committee, the hotel could create about 35 full-time and part-time jobs, including positions as front of house, in the kitchen and in management roles.

Premier Inn also aims to employ 50 per cent of people aged between 16 and 24-years-old through apprenticeships and training schemes.

Work at the hotel could start as early as November 2016 with the hotel opening early 2018.

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