One of the leading luxury hotels in Plymouth has won planning permission to add a multi-million-pound spa.
The historic Boringdon Hall Hotel is building a luxury spa, gym and pampering centre and hope that the project will be started by autumn 2013 and ready to open in 2014.
Owner James Nettleton said: “I’m absolutely chuffed to bits. It will do Plymouth the world of good. We’ve got a long way to go before it comes into fruition but this is fantastic news.
“We’re hoping for it to open in 2014 and work will start in autumn 2013 and will take about a year to build.”
The new development will include twelve bespoke treatment rooms, an indoor pool, gym, whirlpool spas and a “spatisserie” café with views over Dartmoor. All of the new additions will be housed in a brand new three-storey building set into a hillside at the luxury estate.
Mr Nettleton said: “I bought Boringdon in January of 2011. I always wanted to put a spa in so I started talking to architects as soon as I bought it. This will help retain and preserve its history. It’s a win-win situation.”
The project is expected to cost between £4million and £5million and could potentially create 50 new jobs.
The property will be built on former farmland at the back of the Grade I-listed hotel buildings.
Nettleton Group, a family run company which already owns a successful spa and two hotels in Newquay, bought Boringdon out of administration in a reported £2million deal.