The Angel Inn is a four-storey building which is undergoing a £2 million make-over involving partial demolition, extensive refurbishment and complex structural alterations – including some completely new areas.
Building contractors Sanderson has been awarded the contract and managing director Ian Sanderson said it’s a good sign that firms like JD Wetherspoon continue to invest during the economic downturn.
“It is great that JD Wetherspoon has continued to invest in developments such as this, especially during tough economic times. This is a fantastic opportunity to not only transform an historic site but also to improve Whitby’s local economy.”
“While the construction industry as a whole has shown significant decline in output this summer, we have been fortunate to be consistently busy with our longstanding clients but also winning new tenders in a variety of sectors,” he added.
Restoring the building to its former glory, while still attaining a modern look is the aim of the project and there will be significant internal remodelling to include the creation of 20 additional hotel rooms on the building’s third and fourth floors.