A new riverside restaurant and nine holiday lets are set to provide a boost to the visitor economy of Sandwich following planning permission by Dover District Council (DDC).
The redevelopment of the site on the banks of the River Stour and close to the town’s historic Toll Bridge and Barbican will enhance the northern entrance to the town.
Developers, Ramac Holdings and architects, OSG Architecture, worked closely with DDC planners to design a contemporary building of high quality that will be sympathetic to, and enhance, the historic setting.
Sandwich is renowned for its medieval street pattern and high concentration of listed buildings.
The materials used for the building will also complement the surrounding townscape, including handmade clay roof tiles and black window frames.
Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Leader of Dover District Council, said: “These exciting plans for Sandwich are another example of the strong investor appetite in the district, particularly from leisure and hotel investors on the back of The Open.
“It’s an excellent example of how developers and councils can work together to deliver new, contemporary building design within a historic setting.”
Earlier this year, Travelodge opened its first hotel in Sandwich at Discovery Park.
Posted on 07 December 2021