Demolition begins on historic hotel
- Credit: Archant
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.
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.
You may also want to watch:
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."
- 1 Roads flooded on east coast after heavy rain
- 2 Two Norfolk villages named among most beautiful to visit in England
- 3 Man put hidden camera in bedroom to spy on wife
- 4 Driver taken to hospital after four-car crash on key road into Norwich
- 5 Man in critical condition after being stabbed in Thetford
- 6 Machinery sale marks end of family's 100-year farming history
- 7 Robbers knock out boy, 14, and steal trainers from his feet
- 8 Unlikely new use for city's Samson and Hercules building
- 9 'Pray for Paul today' - wife's plea as gallbladder op victim faces surgery
- 10 Woman taken to hospital following crash on A146
The site's owner has been contacted for comment.