Update released surrounding partial demolition of Eastbourne’s Claremont Hotel

Eastbourne council has issued an update surrounding the partial demolition of the fire-ravaged Claremont Hotel, which could see construction workers given the green light as soon as Monday (February 10).

Saturday, 8th February 2020, 10:45 am
Claremont Hotel Fire Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-190512-101241008
Claremont Hotel Fire Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-190512-101241008

According to the council, officials have completed a consultation process and are now deliberating on listed building consent applications.

If applications are approved then construction workers, working for hotel owners Daish Holidays, will start preparation work on Monday.

This comes after the Grade II listed building went up in flames on November 22 and since then various parts have collapsed.

Claremont Hotel Fire Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-190512-101406008

An Eastbourne Borough Council spokesman said, “With the statutory consultation process now concluded, council officers are in the process of determining the planning and listed building consent applications for the partial demolition of the Claremont Hotel.

“We understand that Claremont Hotel owners Daish Holidays are engaged with a contractor and that preparatory work will begin on the site, based on the determination of the applications, on Monday (February 10).

“Once preparatory work is completed on the site, we are confident that the contractors will start the demolition at the earliest opportunity.

“We are keeping local residents and businesses updated and will continue to work with all our partners in order to return this section of seafront to normal, as soon as possible.”

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