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Vision For Falmouth Revealed
Plans for the redesigned Falmouth Beach Hotel have gone on show
The 120-bedroom seafront hotel was gutted by fire on 30 April, leaving most of the building beyond repair.
The condemned sections of the hotel are currently being demolished at the site opposite Gyllyngvase Beach.
Now new images, which show the proposed structure of the building, have been released to the public.
Materials to be used in the rebuild have yet to be decided.
The new design maximises the number of sea view rooms on offer, while replacing and re-imagining each of the function rooms Falmouth Beach has been so well-known for.
“Taking on the project it quickly became clear how much a part of the community the old hotel was, so the design team have really strived to create something with the same great presence,” said Tony Gale.
"Essentially the new hotel will be a similar building in terms of appearance and facilities, built to offer all the functions of the previous hotel, but with a more efficient and rational design.”
“We were very keen to pick up on the architectural detail of the local area while also staying true to the design of the original hotel."
The hotel team had hoped to display internal plans of the hotel as well as the external frontage but felt that these were not yet ready to be revealed.
Falmouth Beach Hotel’s general manager Ryan Ohly said, “We’re overwhelmed by the interest in the hotel plans, the number of people here and the enthusiasm for the new hotel is fantastic.”
The plans are due to be submitted for planning permission on 3 September and are expected to take 8-12 weeks to be assessed.
Follow the rebuild online on the Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel blog: www.bwfalmouthbeachhotel.wordpress.com
Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel is privately owned and operated by Hazel Evans and the Evans family.
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