of new Highbridge Hotel building 'will re-use its original bricks'
front of a new building to replace the Highbridge Hotel will be
built using the original bricks from the listed building in an
effort to retain its heritage, council bosses have confirmed this
Highbridge Hotel is currently being redeveloped by the YMCA to
provide young people with modern new accommodation and community
facilities, as pictured here.
District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com
this week: "As a listed property, the façade needed
to be protected. However, as it was so unstable it has been necessary
to take the frontage down as part of the works, which forms part
of the planning permission."
"This is being done brick-by-brick in order that it can be
rebuilt using the same bricks. The process involves cleaning each
brick to allow the frontage to be re-created, but in a safe and
"Clearly, this is a much slower and more expensive process
but will allow the frontage to be preserved in the longer term."