Hotel operator expands with construction starting on new 60-bed property

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Yorkshire construction company Harris CM has begun a £5m design and build contract for a three-storey, 60-bedroom hotel for GiGi Developments.

It is on the site of the former Rising Sun Hotel in the village of Hope, in the Peak District.

The hotel, complete with restaurant and bar, will be operated by Bike & Boot and follows the company’s successful first venture opening in Scarborough.

The completed hotel will target bikers, walkers and their canine companions and will open in the summer of 2022.

Jason Adlam, CEO at Harris CM, said: “We are delighted to be involved with this project which will see the re-development of the site of an 18th century coaching inn that closed its doors in March 2017.

“We’re looking forward to once again working with AAD Architects, MAC Construction Consultants and Adept Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers to deliver this stunning project.”

Chris Green, of GiGi Developments, said: “Our team has worked hard to devise a scheme that is appropriate to its surroundings, but which will deliver much needed new hotel rooms, creating jobs and boosting the local economy.

“With staying visitors spending an average five times more than day visitors, clearly encouraging overnight stays is crucial to the future of the Peak District.”

Simon Kershaw, of Bike & Boot Hotels, said: “We are delighted to be bringing Bike & Boot to the Peak District following on from the success of the Scarborough hotel which opened in 2019.

“Bike & Boot is a new leisure hotel fit for the 21st century, offering great value and facilities for leisure breaks.”