A derelict town hall’s transformation into a luxury hotel and gateway to the North York Moors is getting close to completion.
Guisborough Town Hall had been empty and decaying for years. But thanks to backing from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority, it will soon have seven luxury guestrooms and two family rooms on the top two floors.
The floors, to be run by Guisborough launderette and cafe Odd Socks, will include communal lounge areas, a large kitchen and a top-floor dining room with space for 17 people plus views of Guisborough’s attractive high street.
To encourage further cycling in the North York Moors there will be 20 secure bike racks.
The Guisborough Town Hall Accommodation Facebook group posted: “This accommodation will be unique, luxurious, and welcoming. It is the perfect base to explore the North York Moors Park and the magnificent coastline.”
Downstairs the renovated building will have spaces for local, independent businesses, including Shorty’s Gins which will be opening a distillery and shop. It is hoped the grade II-listed former town hall – built in 1821 and extended in 1870 – will be a “gateway” to the North York Moors national park.
Over the last couple of weeks, contractors have been installing lights and laying smart parquet floors as the project draws closer to completion. Bookings are yet to go live but inquiries can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A version of this story first appeared on TeessideLive.