Hotel scheme wins planning on Blackpool Promenade

20 January 2017

Plans for a new hotel development on one of Blackpool’s most prominent town centre sites have been passed by resort planners.
The Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) has won planning consent for a new 96 room hotel on the Promenade near to the Tower.
The high-profile hotel, designed by the Preston-based chief architects and master-planners, will deliver a conservation area sensitive scheme to be built on one of the Prom’s most popular sites.
The new Sands Hotel replaces the former Palatine Hotel, a 96 bedroom Victorian building demolished in the 1970s.
David Robinson, managing partner at FWP, says: “This is another successful planning application by the FWP team working across all disciplines.
“We look forward to realising this important redevelopment plan and expect work to begin by the summer.
“The new Sands Hotel will be a valuable addition to Blackpool and will have a real commercial, economic and architectural benefit to the town and surrounding areas.
“The large penthouse suites on the corner aspects of the hotel will provide stunning views out over the promenade and the Irish Sea making the Sands Venue Resort and Hotel a real destination point for tourism in Blackpool.”
FWP is a multi-disciplined practice founded more than half a century ago in Preston.  Its approach is defined by the exploration of new ideas, development and expertise and a commitment to sustainability.
It has successfully delivered projects across the UK in all sectors, including commercial, health, sport and leisure and hospitality.
In its home city of Preston, FWP is leading the multi-million pound regeneration of The Guild Hall and is playing a leading part in the development of the city’s Markets Quarter.
The practice also has a wealth of experience designing and master-planning community sports developments of all sizes across the UK.
More than 80 sports clubs throughout the country have benefitted from FWP’s advice, with many of them going on to design and build modern new facilities.
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