Demolition begins on historic hotel
PUBLISHED: 09:34 07 December 2019 | UPDATED: 10:18 07 December 2019
Demolition work has begun on a historic Norfolk hotel.
Builders have started knocking down the interior of the Glendevon Hotel in King's Lynn, which is set to be turned into six townhouses.
It is understood the building's exterior will not be destroyed and will instead be refurbished to accommodate the townhouses, however outbuildings to the rear will be.
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Property agent Calvert Brain and Fraulo confirmed its client had sold the building and that work had begun on the site.
The derelict hotel has long been considered an eyesore in the town.
Alison Gifford, the chairman of King's Lynn Civic society, has been calling for West Norfolk Council to make a compulsory purchase on the building and take over the site.
She said in October this year: "[The Glendavon Hotel is] ugly, it's falling down, it keeps going to auction and people buy it and then do nothing with it. It needs a compulsory purchase."
The site's owner has been contacted for comment.