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Castle Mona restoration is a 'significant investment' for the Island

Fri, 05 Jun 2020

By Aaron Ibanez - Local Democracy Reporter
By Aaron Ibanez - Local Democracy Reporter
Plans to restore the Castle Mona hotel have been revealed by the building’s owners.
 
The Tevir Group says the proposals, which were submitted today, will be a ‘significant investment’ for a ‘key heritage asset’ in the Isle of Man.
 
It comes almost two years after the group acquired the historic promenade site in 2018 for an auction price of £1.21m.
 
Since its purchase, the developers have identified decay and repairs to the roof were carried out back in 2018, and again in 2019 after ongoing problems with leakage.
 
The plans involve a replacement roof and the demolition of the south west wing of bedrooms and dining hall from the 1960s, and the bowling alley from the 90s.
 
A gutting of the building will also be carried out with the removal of bathrooms, hotel fittings and the former reception area to allow the developers to see the extent of the water damage.
 
The Tevir Group, which was behind the refurbishments of 55 Athol Street, the former Zurich Building and Villiers House, say they won’t be drawn on the future use of the Castle Mona.
 
Horncastle Thomas, the architects responsible for the restoration of Market Hall on Douglas North Quay, will be involved in this first phase of reviving the iconic promenade hotel.
 
Depending on planning approval, work could begin by the end of summer
 

 

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