Construction Enquirer Fragrance Group awards £23m Torquay four-star hotel job

The Fragrance hotel group has switched to Willmott Dixon in the south west following the collapse of its previous favoured builder Midas Construction.

Willmott Dixon has now been awarded a £23m project to deliver a 152-room hotel on Torquay’s seafront in Devon.  

Work will start on the four-star Corbyn Head Hotel on Torquay Road this summer.

The project designed by Kay Elliott Architects extends the Fragrance Group’s expansive UK hotel portfolio, with properties also in London, Paignton and Manchester.

Martin Rogers, managing director of GH&L (Global Hotels and Leisure) Consultancy, said: “Fragrance is delighted to appoint Willmott Dixon as contractors to build this amazing hotel. 

“The Corbyn will be a further commitment by the Singaporean Group to Torbay adding to the Mercure and Ibis Styles under construction in Paignton.”  

Rob Woolcock, director at Willmott Dixon, said: “While the Corbyn Head Hotel marks the start of our partnership with the Fragrance Group, it continues our extensive track-record for high-profile projects across the South West, which recently included completing The Box in Plymouth and the Digital and Data Centre for Exeter College.”  

 

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