Derelict Yorkshire Town Hall is converted into a luxury hotel and gateway to the North York Moors
The transformation of a derelict town hall into a luxury hotel and gateway to the North York Moors is nearing completion.
Guisborough Town Hall had been empty and dilapidated for years. But thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority, it will soon have seven luxury rooms and two family rooms on the top two floors.
The floors, which will be run by Guisborough’s Odd Socks Laundromat and Cafe, will feature communal lounges, a large kitchen and dining area on the top floor with seating for 17 people and views of Guisborough’s attractive main street.
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To further encourage cycling in the North York Moors, there will be 20 secure bike racks.
The Guisborough Town Hall Accommodation Facebook group posted: “This accommodation will be unique, luxurious and welcoming. It is the perfect base for exploring North York Moors Park and the beautiful coastline.”
On the ground floor, the renovated building will have spaces for independent local businesses, including Shorty’s Gins, which will open a distillery and shop. It is hoped that the Grade II listed Old Town Hall – built in 1821 and extended in 1870 – will be a “gateway” to the North York Moors National Park.
Over the past two weeks, contractors have been installing lights and installing smart flooring as the project nears completion. Reservations are not yet live, but inquiries can be made at [email protected]
A version of this story first appeared on TeessideLive.