Bath’s Gainsborough Hotel project awards £16.3m contract to Galliford Try

January 3, 2013

Housebuilding and construction group Galliford Try has won a £16.3m contract to build the 5-star Gainsborough Hotel in Bath by Malaysian group YTL Hotels.

The project will involve redeveloping the Grade-II listed Gainsborough Building in the city centre and two other buildings into a 99 bedroom hotel with a health spa and conference facilities.

The main building on the site was originally a 19th century hospital and later used as Bath’s Technical College. It is now vacant. The project includes a new four-storey hotel wing to one side of a central courtyard, and a new thermal spa at basement level, which will form the base of the courtyard.

YTL Hotels is owned by the YTL conglomerate, which also owns Bath-based Wessex Water.

The work is part of a £55m package announced today by Galliford Try’s construction division which also includes £5m of major improvements at the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club’s County Ground in Bristol along with a new housing scheme on the site.


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