February 23, 2017
Premier Inn heading to Highbridge? Talks underway over new hotel

Scores of new jobs could be set to be created in Highbridge when a new hotel opens on the town's Isleport Business Park as part of a £14m investment.

Talks are currently underway between the owners of the site next to Bennet Road and potential hotel operators - who are believed to include Premier Inn and Travelodge.

"Contractual negotiations" have begun, Sedgemoor District Council told this week.

Spokeswoman Claire Faun said this week: "Significant activity is underway on site on the Isleport Business Park, with 12-15 acres of additional space currently being brought forward."

"Activity includes a new Aldi superstore which is currently in planning, a hotel which is currently in contractual negotiations, a new distribution business which was consented before Christmas, and 14 small business units which are currently in planning."

"The Highbridge Enterprise Centre is full and its expansion is mostly pre-let. Collectively, projects secured will equate to around £14m of investment."

A proposed Aldi supermarket and fast food drive-thru McDonalds restaurant could also be coming to the site, as first reported by

The development site is next to the entrance to the business park and is within easy reach of the A38 and M5 motorway, making it attractive to potential hotel operators.


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