Falmouth Beach Hotel rebuild plans go on public display
7:00am Friday 31st August 2012 in News
PLANS to rebuild the fire-ravaged Falmouth Beach Hotel have been revealed to the public for the first time.
The computer generated image, which shows a building similar in size and design to the original hotel, will now form part of a planning application.
It will be submitted to Cornwall Council on Monday, September 3, with work on the site set to begin at the end of the year.
It is hoped the new hotel can be open to the public in January 2014.
Tony Gale, project manager for Mace Ltd who are looking after the rebuild, said: “We wanted to put back something in keeping with what we had before on the site.
“The feedback we have received today is that people like the fact that it looks like it used to.
“It will have pretty much the same layout, you will walk into a central reception area with function rooms on the same level and hotel rooms above.”
Owner Hazel Evans said: “It is exciting times, there was a lot of hard work and upset to begin with but we are now looking to the future.
“My late husband built the original Falmouth Beach Hotel and to see all that he had done destroyed was really heartbreaking and my thoughts from day one were to try and put back something similar.”
Ryan Ohly, the hotel’s general manager, said: “It has been a really positive reaction, it has been nice to hear from so many locals who I used to see at the hotel regularly.
“With the amount of weddings and functions we used to have, I think everyone in Falmouth must have been in the hotel at some point, and, judging by the amount of letters and phone calls of support we received, everyone is looking forward to it reopening.” Pat Morris, from Falmouth, said he was pleased to see the designs in keeping with the old hotel.
She said: “It is in a superb central location, I have spent a lot of time there over the years.
“I just hope they do not try to modernise it too much – it would be good to keep some of the old Falmouth style with it.”