Hereford & Worcester

Six-storey Worcester hotel plan scrapped

Plans for a six-storey hotel in Worcester have been dropped by developers because of the "difficult economic climate".

The city council contracted Galliford Try Investments to build a new library and history centre in Worcester.

As part of the site development the firm was also given permission to build a six-storey hotel.

The firm said it had scrapped the hotel plan as it might struggle to attract a hotel operator.

It has submitted fresh plans to build 61 apartments in a seven-storey building instead.

Councillors are due to decide whether to approve or reject the fresh application at a planning meeting in October.

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