Shrewsbury hotel expands with 10 new rooms
28th November 2012
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The Albright Hussey Manor Hotel, which lies off the A528 near Shrewsbury, has been given permission for a two-storey extension creating 10 guestrooms, an enlarged function room and new kitchen and toilet facilities.

It is hoped the development could create up to a dozen new jobs.

Plans to extend the hotel were originally approved in February 2009, but the project was delayed due to current tough economic climate.

The new proposals were submitted to Shropshire Council in January and were amended in September after initial concerns were raised by conservation experts.

But Mary King, senior conservation and design officer for Shropshire Council said this month she was happy with the revised designs – helping to lead to permission being granted for the scheme.

“The extension is at the rear of the building, in an area which has already been compromised by previous extensions,” she said. “It will therefore have relatively little impact on the main historic parts of the building.

“The images show that the agents have addressed the main concerns we raised at the meeting on site and I would not therefore object to approval being granted as previously discussed.”

This year, Paul Subbiani, the owner of the Albright Hussey Manor Hotel, said the expansion could lead to the creation of about 12 new jobs to cope.

He said: “It will make us a larger hotel and obviously to cope with that we will have to take more staff on – probably about 10 or so new jobs.”

The hotel, which is known to have been used as a country house as far back as 1524, currently has 26 rooms and is situated on a site mentioned in the Doomsday book as Elbretone.

For more information, or to book a room or meal, call 01939 290523.

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