Work underway on Hotel Verge
Published on 03 December 2018
Work has started on a new 86-bed hotel development in Launceston.
Site preparation work has commenced for Stay Tasmania's Hotel Verge project, which is being constructed on part of a former Council car park in Cimitiere Street.
Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said he was delighted to see work on the project underway.
"Stay Tasmania has worked extremely hard to deliver a project that adds to Launceston, including listening to public feedback and modifying their original designs," Mayor van Zetten said.
"I think that's evidence of the responsibility they feel to deliver a quality project for Launceston, and I'm thrilled they've chosen our city as the site for such a major investment.
"It's going to be a fantastic location, so close to the CBD and to attractions like the Albert Hall, City Park and the Harvest Market, and it's going to add critical new bed nights for the city.
"Getting such a major project to this stage is not easy; I want to thank Stay Tasmania for its commitment to Launceston and wish them all the best for the construction ahead.
"Over coming months we'd ask for people's patience as the work ramps up; please pay attention to any temporary traffic or pedestrian signage that may be in place, stay clear of the construction fencing, and be aware of heavy vehicles entering and exiting the site."
"The Hotel Verge is a great investment for Launceston, and I'm excited to see the project complete in early 2020."
Approximately 70 additional car parking spaces have been opened up in the Cimitiere Street car park, after the relocation of the Council's fleet vehicles to the new C.H. Smith car park — these parking spaces will continue to be available for public use while construction is underway.
Stay Tasmania managing director Lyndon Jago said it was satisfying to see construction fencing going up around the site.
"The design has been shaped by public feedback and our focus has been on getting design consistency and integrity with the area so that we deliver something really outstanding for Launceston," Mr Jago said.
"The Council had the vision to provide the opportunity to meet demand from various markets and we expect Northern Tasmanians will be pleased with the result.
"Launceston is continuing to grow as a preferred destination, and we hope Hotel Verge will add significantly to the available quality accommodation product, while providing employment opportunities for the city."