A beer and a bed for the night if the Hippodrome at March gets permission to turn offices next door into a hotel

Wetherspoon's pub the Hippodrome in Dartford Road March Wetherspoon's pub the Hippodrome in Dartford Road March

Friday, April 25, 2014
5:29 PM

March could have a new hotel if plans to convert the former Middle Level offices next to the Hippodrome are given the go ahead.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Wetherspoon has submitted plans to change the former offices in Dartford Road to a hotel with a beer garden.

“The application site is currently vacant and detracts from the vitality and viability of March Town Centre,” says a report by Wetherspoon which is due to go before Fenland District Council’s planning committee.

The new hotel will: “Provide jobs, economic benefits and additional tourist infrastructure for the town.

“The intention is for the hotel to be operated in association with the adjacent Hippodrome free house,” it states.

The Hippodrome, which opened three years ago, is one of more than 890 establishments across the UK owned by the Wetherspoon brand employing more than 23,000 staff.

The office building, which dates back to 1904, has stood empty since Middle Level moved out to new purpose built offices in Whittlesey Road, March.

At the back of the site is what the report describes as “an unattractive two storey office building from the 1960s of uniform brick.”

“The change of use of the application site will further enhance the company’s investment in the town,” a report says.

Wetherspoon, which opened its first pub in 1979, places great emphasis on having high standards, attractive appearance for its venues and paying respect to heritage and conservation matters as well as high levels of accessibility for the mobility impaired, the report concludes.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Homes24
Jobs24
Drive24
LocalSearch24
MyDate24
MyPhotos24
FamilyNotices24
Weddingsite

Click here to read more of our digital publications
Book my advert Fenland Enterprise Buisness Awards Wedding Show Reader Holidays

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT