Pelham Hotel's second phase of transformation to begin
- 16 March 2014
- From the section Sussex
The second phase of a £600,000 project to convert a former hotel into a community hub is due to begin on Monday.
The ground floor of the old Pelham Hotel in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, is to be fitted with a hospitality room, kitchen, cafe, and toilets.
The basement is set to be turned into a space for youth work or a food bank.
The Pelham will offer support, counselling, training and cheap office space once completed.
The building, once a grand Edwardian hotel, operated as a pub before it closed in 2009 and fell into disrepair.
Over the past 12 months the roof, chimneys and bay windows have been repaired and the wooden floors reinstated.
The second phase, which will cost £120,000, is funded by The Pelham Trust with support from The Veolia Environmental Trust.
Richard Mayhew, chairman of the trust, said it was looking forward to opening the refurbished building in September.