Building work complete at inn

Building work on The Commissioners Quay Inn in Blyth has been completed.

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 5:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:26 pm

The new hotel, on Blyth’s Quay Road, will be open to the public from 4pm on July 15.

It has 40 bedrooms across three floors providing sea views, while a ground floor bar and eatery area overlooking the river will provide covers for up to 265 diners inside, with a further 100 covers outside.

The project was developed by Arch, which has been established by Northumberland County Council as an arms-length development company to drive economic development in the county.

It will be operated by the Inn Collection Group (ICG), which has an expanding portfolio of inns, with rooms across the North East.

The development is the second phase of Arch’s investment at Commissioners Quay, adding a further £5million after the opening of Blyth Workspace last year and with a new housing scheme planned later this year.

Coun Dave Ledger, Arch chairman and county council deputy leader, said: “We are delighted to have worked with a leisure operator of the ICG’s calibre to provide Blyth with much-needed new accommodation in a prime regeneration location.

“Today’s building completion marks the county council’s investment programme in Blyth, boosting the area’s economic and tourism capacity.”

As well as creating jobs, visitors bring vital added spend into the local economy, so this announcement is good news all around.”