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Housing / Housing planned for Moorfield Hotel site

The Moorfield Hotel was opened in August 2013 mainly to accommodate workers from the Shetland Gas Plant.

THE FORMER Moorfield Hotel site in Brae could get a new lease of life as a site for housing after being bought by a local construction firm.

The cleared site has been vacant since the hotel burned down in 2020.

But the land is now under the ownership of E&H Building Contractors Ltd having been sold last year, with a housing development in the company’s sights.

The £6.5 million Moorfield Hotel burned down in July 2020 shortly before it was due to close after its contract to house gas plant workers changed hands.

All 70 occupants and staff escaped uninjured in the fire, which initially took hold of the upper section of the hotel.

The hotel’s owner BDL Shetland had always said it would look to sell on the site following the fire.

E&H meanwhile is currently busy building the new development at Upper Scalloway for Hjaltland Housing Association.