THE TEAM behind plans for a hotel on the site of Brevik House says discussions are ongoing with Premier Inn over the branding of the building.
Breiwick Bay Properties Ltd, which is part of Aberdeen based property developers Ardent Group, secured planning permission for the 93-bedroom hotel in Lerwick a week ago.
There were objections from some local accommodation providers concerned about the impact the hotel could have on the sector, but they did not play into the decision as planning permission in principle had already been granted in 2017.
The developers are planning for the hotel to open under the Premier Inn brand, but Calum Miller of agent Macaulay Miller Architecture said negotiations “can take a little time”.
“We’re delighted to have cleared reserved matters with planning and would like to thank all SIC departments involved for their help in developing the concept, both technically and aesthetically,” he said.
“The owners of Brevik House are still in discussions with Premier Inn and, though planning has been cleared, finalising these agreements can take a little time.”
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