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National property and construction consultancy Wakemans has been appointed as employers’ agent to oversee the £4m reconstruction of a major hotel in North Wales that has been empty for four years.

Wakemans has also been appointed to provide quantity surveying and CDM services by property developer PRT Corp Ltd of Manchester on the mixed use scheme which comprises an 82 bedroom budget hotel for Travelodge along with retail and restaurant space at ground floor.

“The redevelopment of this major landmark has been welcomed by the local community as it will bring a massive boost to the tourist economy,” says Wakemans associate director Steve Gascoyne.

“We are undertaking extensive restoration work to modernise most of the internal elements of the building although we will retain the historic façade so that the character remains intact as it is located within a conservation area.”

Structural repair work started on site this month and the hotel, which is expected to create 20 jobs is due to open in May 2014.

The KBSA (Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association) has announced the appointment of two new Board members in the shape of David Charlton and Richard Hibbert.

Graham Ball, chief executive officer of the KBSA, said: “These voluntary positions are vital to the direction and future of the KBSA. Members on the board help shape policy and keep membership vibrant – it’s great to have two new faces and some fresh ideas to help move the association forward.”

Dave Charlton, MD of JD Kitchens in Warrington agrees. David has now taken on the North-West region, saying, “I can’t wait to get started! We’ve been a longstanding member and seen the difference the KBSA can make to the industry. We’ve always dedicated ourselves to upholding their high standards and it will be really exciting to be part of the process from the grass roots stage.”

Richard Hibbert of The Kitchen Showroom Limited, Suffolk will take on the role as Regional Chair for the North of the Thames/North Home counties region. Trading since they sold their first bespoke kitchen in 1989, Richard has long been passionate about all aspects of the industry, from training through to service and design. “It’s a demanding role being part of the board,” says Richard. “However, it’s so vital that people support the organisations that support them. I hope to bring enthusiasm and energy along with me, as well as expertise of course!”

The two new positions will be ratified at the AGM in September.

Caption:  Richard Hibbert of The Kitchen Showroom Limited, Regional Chair for the North of the Thames/North Home counties region.


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