Leading design-and-build contractor McAleer & Rushe will this week start work on a new 140-bedroom IBIS hotel at 88-92 Queen's Road in central Brighton.
The new nine-story hotel, will employ close to 200 people during its construction and create further jobs as part of its on-going operation. It will replace the former Grosvenor Casino on Queen's Road just outside Brighton railway station. Work on-site will continue until June 2013.
During the regeneration of the site, McAleer & Rushe will be working closely with Brighton & Hove City Council to ensure that any disruption to traffic and pedestrians is kept to an absolute minimum, with all works designed to minimize the potential impact they may have. The project has been registered with the Considerate Contractors scheme.
Martin Magee, Construction Director, for McAleer & Rushe said: "We are delighted to be involved in this exciting regeneration project on this key site. The new hotel not only will create a considerable number of new jobs during its construction and operation, but will also help meet the strong demand for more hotel rooms in the city."
Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director, Accor UK & Ireland, commented: "We are very excited to be opening a new hotel alongside McAleer & Rushe in the vibrant city of Brighton & Hove. It is an important destination for the Ibis network of hotels and continues Accor's strategic and ambitious expansion in the UK to increase our presence to 300 hotels by 2015."
McAleer & Rushe has been appointed as the main contractor on the scheme, and will manage the demolition of the old building and the construction of the new hotel.
Source: McAleer & Rushe