New 192-bedroom Premier Inn set for Finsbury Park
The green light has been given for the development of a 192-bedroom Premier Inn hotel in Finsbury Park, north London.
Islington Council granted permission to Whitbread, Premier Inn’s owner, to develop the property in conjunction with partner Ide Construction. Whitbread has a 25-year lease on the site, where the newly built hotel is expected to open in 2020.
The eight-storey hotel on Seven Sisters Road will feature Premier Inn’s steak-led Bar + Block restaurant concept on the ground floor, which Whitbread introduced two years ago and is now rolling it out in new and refurbished hotels in place of existing brands, Thyme and Beefeater. There are currently five Bar + Blocks open.
Louise Woodruff, acquisition manager (outer London) for Whitbread, said: “Working closely with the council’s planning team we have designed an attractive hotel building that will make a positive contribution to Seven Sisters Road, and the ongoing regeneration of Finsbury Park station, and create many permanent job opportunities – with recruitment focussed in the borough.”
More than 80 jobs are expected to be created at the hotel.