Builder chosen to start work on Blackpool five star hotel

An artist's impression of the new hotel
An artist's impression of the new hotel

Work is set to start on a five star hotel in Blackpool after a Fylde construction company won the building contract..

Warden Construction of Kirkham has been awarded the multi-million-pound contract, by Coolsilk Property and Investment, to build the luxury new Sands Venue Resort Hotel on the Promenade near Blackpool Tower.

The 96-bedroom hotel and leisure development represents a significant move up-market for Blackpool’s hotel sector and is due to open in summer 2019.

The hotel has been designed by Preston’s Frank Whittle Partnership who worked with Warden on the design, construction and successful delivery of AFC Fylde’s football stadium and commercial and leisure park in Kirkham.

The new Sands Venue Resort Hotel replaces the former Palatine Hotel, a 96 bedroom Victorian building demolished in the 1970s and replaced with the popular venue. It will have large penthouse suites on the corner aspects of the building to provide views out over the Prom and the Irish Sea.

Peter and Karin Swann, directors of Coolsilk, said: “We are delighted to award this prestigious contract to a local building company.

“Our new hotel and leisure facility is a real confidence booster for Blackpool and we want to make sure our investment benefits local people and the economy as much as possible. We believe Blackpool is a resort that is on the up following the hard-work of the council and other stakeholders in securing funding for new infrastructure and public realm improvements to the town.

“This has created the right conditions for attracting private sector investment. Our five star hotel will add value to the ongoing investment in the Blackpool visitor economy and complement the regeneration of the Winter Gardens and other facilities.”

Richard Kenworthy, of Warden Construction, said: “It’s fantastic to be working so close to home on yet another high profile and prestigious project. Blackpool has always offered visitors a friendly and fun welcome. Now, the resort will be able to add real luxury to its offer.”