The £7m regeneration of Glossop’s Howard Town mill has reached a major point of it’s renovation this week which signals the near completion of the project.
Advancements in the scheme mean that Travelodge will be able to open it’s 62 room hotel, this month on the 13th. The hotel which is already taking bookings will be followed closely by M & S whose store opens in September. A Weatherspoon’s pub and Domino’s pizza shop will also be opening at the mill later this year.
Councillor Catilin Bisknell greeted the news by saying “It’s great to see the hotel opening, and I’m sure this will start to put Glossop firmly on the map as a tourist base for families visiting the area.”
The project has also given a boost to local firms who were chosen to work on the renovation of the mill. A special charter drawn up at the start of the work meant that sub contracting jobs had to be advertised locally. As a result of that, seven local companies were taken on as sub contractor firms.
As part of its commitment to the scheme, the council and its partners have been holding customer service training classes to help people fare better in job interviews. The next training days are the 25th and 26th of September at the Glossop Municipal Buildings, anyone interested should call JobCentre Plus.
In other development news, the Council is considering “expressions of interest” from parties interested in renovating the former “Volcrepe” Woods Mill site and turning it into retail, leisure and housing facilities.