A HOTEL in Llandudno is to undergo an extensive refurbishment project, which will see the creation of a spa and the demolition of a section of the building.

Llandudno Bay Hotel and Spa, on the promenade, will see the partial demolition of some of its rear structures and a refurbishment of the existing building after plans were approved by the council.

One- and two-storey sections will be added to the building, along with the creation of new spa facilities and the installation of solar and thermodynamic panels.

The plans were submitted by the owners, hoteliers Everbright Group, which also own the Queen’s and Belmont Hotels in the town.

Built between 1884 and 1898, the hotel was part of a terrace of late Victorian residential villas along the East Parade.

It is described as a "vital component" between the East Parade terraces and the Italianate architecture of the rest of the promenade.

A conservation officer from Conwy County Borough Council had said the proposal would lead to the removal of the “poor quality” rear section, and would improve the “neglected” space.


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The officer had said: ““I have no objection in principle to what’s involved.

“The existing rear space is of poor quality and detracts from the significance of the main hotel block.

“This is a good opportunity to improve this neglected space.”

A Heritage Impact Statement by Hinchcliffe Heritage had also backed the plans, noting both aesthetic and economic benefits.

The statement read: “The building has multiple heritage significances, but there is potential for careful intervention.

“The proposal will sustain the appearance and significance of the listed building, their setting and the Llandudno conservation area.

“This heritage statement makes the case that the current proposal for spa facilities will have a minor beneficial impact on heritage assets by improving the appearance of the buildings at the rear and by improving facilities at the hotel which will make the hotel more economically viable.”