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Premier Inn jobs boost as new £7.5m seafront hotel takes shape

PUBLISHED: 08:23 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:33 05 April 2018

An image of what the new Premier Inn taking shape at The Edge will look like. Photo: Arch e-tech Design Ltd

An image of what the new Premier Inn taking shape at The Edge will look like. Photo: Arch e-tech Design Ltd

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The new £7.5m Premier Inn taking shape in Great Yarmouth will create 70 new jobs when it opens next year.

An image of what the new Premier Inn taking shape at The Edge will look like. Photo: Arch e-tech Design Ltd An image of what the new Premier Inn taking shape at The Edge will look like. Photo: Arch e-tech Design Ltd

Whitbread, the company behind the development, has said it will focus on recruitment in the local area “in due course.”

Bev Kennard, project and programme manager at Whitbread, who is leading the construction of the hotel and Beefeater at The Edge said:

“The Edge Leisure Park is an important development for Great Yarmouth and we are excited to be a part of it.

“Our new 81-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and Beefeater restaurant at The Edge will be our second hotel in Great Yarmouth.

An image of what the new Premier Inn taking shape at The Edge will look like. Photo: Arch e-tech Design Ltd An image of what the new Premier Inn taking shape at The Edge will look like. Photo: Arch e-tech Design Ltd

“Our expansion reflects strong demand for Premier Inn bedrooms from our customers looking to stay in Great Yarmouth on business or for leisure trips throughout the year.

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“Whitbread is investing more than £7.5m in the new hotel and restaurant.

“We expect to create approximately 70 new jobs on opening and we will focus our recruitment in the Great Yarmouth area in due course.

“Construction of the hotel and restaurant is going well and we are looking forward to opening our doors in spring 2019 all being well.”

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