Premier Inn set to sign up to Friary Outer scheme

Thursday May 31 2012

Premier Inn, the UK’s largest hotel chain, is close to signing a deal with developer S Harrison for a 79-bedroom hotel at the new Friary Outer development in Lichfield.

Once completed, the new Premier Inn hotel will provide approximately 30 new full and part-time jobs in the city.  

Developer, S Harrison, was initially working with Travelodge, which planned to operate a 65-bedroom hotel on part of the Friary Outer site, but with uncertainty over the hotel chain's future growth plans, S Harrison has now teamed up with Premier Inn.  

Work on site is already underway on the first phase of the scheme to provide a new car park and public toilets that will be owned and run by Lichfield District Council, as well as 54 apartments for Bromford residents and six affordable homes.