AGAIN GREAT NEWS FOR THE AREA, NEW DEVELOPMENT
GOING ; LARGE 95 FLATS PLANNED ON END OF PURBECK ROAD - MANCHESTER HOTEL IN LINE FOR DEMOLITION.
(As also reported by The Echo & Lindsey Harris of message-tree.co.uk)
The Manchester hotel was once a much loved, iconic hotel of its time which over the years has had a whole selection of well known entertainers and first class acts appear and perform. A large and delightful hotel of about a hundred rooms.
Unfortunately that was many years ago and I believe irreverent to the argument . The building is very large, that has been cheaply adapted over decades, left in very bad repair and noted by many that ” the architectural merit has long been lost.” Because of its uneconomic running costs it has been left to the very cheap end of the market & all that that brings (not great for local residents).It cost far more to repair than its value and due to its lay out could never be brought up to good workable standard.
IT’S POOR, AND DOES NO GOOD FOR THE REPUTATION OF BOURNEMOUTH TOURISM.
Though no one likes a building site next to them, A architectural simulated photo has been submitted of the new building proposed (seen & held by us, but not posted as confidential ) in the last week and I am sure most local residents will be in support of it. We defiantly will be!
GOING? While were at it, what about the St Michael’s / or Mint opposite, again another hotel that does no justice to Bournemouth’s reputation as a fine holiday destination and rumoured to have been turned down for its HMO licence. We wait for confirmation.
GONE! We have noticed work now started in 2 former empty shops, the old Thai Cooks Cafe, also in the shop between the Expresso Cafe and MintLeaf Indian Brassiere. Please keep us posted on progress. We also hear the former Private shop on the Triangle may be under offer.