Premier Inn investigating Eastbourne wall collapse

The collapsed wall at the Eastbourne town centre Premier Inn SUS-160203-144147001

The collapsed wall at the Eastbourne town centre Premier Inn SUS-160203-144147001

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Premier Inn says it is holding a ‘full and thorough’ investigation into what caused a wall to collapse at its Eastbourne town centre hotel last month.

The hotel chain says it is working with the building’s developers and landlord to determine what caused the collapse during the high winds from Storm Imogen.

The collapsed wall at the Eastbourne town centre Premier Inn SUS-160203-144159001

The collapsed wall at the Eastbourne town centre Premier Inn SUS-160203-144159001

The wall, which was built in 2014 as part of an extension to the former Co-operative building in Terminus Road, collapsed at around 4pm on Monday, February 9.

A spokeswoman for Premier Inn said, “Following the damage to an exterior wall at our Eastbourne town centre hotel we are conducting a full and thorough investigation with the developer, who was responsible for the build of the hotel, and landlord, who we lease the property from.

“Incidents such as this are extremely rare. The safety of our guests and team are of paramount importance to us and we only work with partners who deliver quality hotels and work to the highest industry standards.

“Work to rebuild the wall is still in progress through our landlord’s insurers and should be completed in the near future.”

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