28th Oct, 2016

Building work on Hotel du Vin to start at end of month

Laura Maltby 16th Aug, 2016 Updated: 7 hours ago

BUILDING work on the project to convert a pair of grade II-listed buildings into a boutique hotel will begin at the end of the month.

Plans to transform the historic townhouses in Rother Street were given the go-ahead at the second time of asking back in February.

The Georgian building is currently owned by Stratford Town Trust and international hotel operator Malmaison Hotel du Vin will lease it from them to create a 48-bedroom hotel and bistro in the heart of the town.

Built in 1798, it has been used as offices in recent years, before which time it also served as a surgery, social club, day centre and beauty salon.

The car park on Rother Street will be closed from the early hours of August 30 until noon the following day to allow for hoardings to be put up while signs alerting drivers of the closure and changes will also be in place.

The hotel, which is expected to create 65 jobs, is set to open in summer 2017.