December 19, 2019 @ 9:52 by Richard Dawson
Plans for a new 40-room hotel and pub on Sunderland’s seafront have taken a major step forward as Metnor Construction has been appointed principle contractor by The Inn Collection Group.
Construction of The Seaburn Inn will begin later this month on a site close to Martino’s restaurant. The three-storey venue will include a bar and dining area and children’s play park alongside a variety of accommodation options.
The development will be built alongside STACK Seaburn, the latest venture from Danieli Holdings which is expected to open in spring.
On approving planning permission earlier this year, Sunderland City Council hope that The Seaburn Inn will help with the ongoing regeneration of the seaside town.
Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “We have a stunning seaside, and unlocking its potential through high-quality developments like this, from the Inn Collection Group, will ensure that Seaburn builds on its reputation as a popular seaside location, that can be enjoyed by people from Sunderland and beyond.
“We’re thrilled to see this take another step forward and look forward to seeing work get started in the new year.”
Sean Donkin, managing director of The Inn Collection Group, added: ““We are delighted to announce the appointment of Metnor Construction as principle contractor for The Seaburn Inn.
“Their selection signals an exciting new phase in the development of this project that will transform an area of redundant land into what will be a great new addition for Seaburn and the surrounding community.
“We pride ourselves on our track record for delivering award-winning pubs with rooms where people can eat, drink, sleep and explore from, across the north east, Cumbria and Yorkshire.
“Seaburn will be a wonderful new addition to our group and we look forward to work starting on site, in readiness for our doors opening by the end of 2020.”
Leading the team at Metnor Construction who will deliver The Seaburn Inn, contract manager John McIntyre, said: “We are thrilled to have been selected principle contractor, this is an exciting project to be part of. I am excited to be working with The Inn Collection Group to bring a new lease of life to the area.
“As a business we embrace collaborative working, we work nationally but our roots are firmly in the region and we are looking forward to expanding our portfolio of work so close to home.”