Pochin tops out Mere hotel

Pochin Construction has reached the highest point of the new 81-bed hotel at Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford, Cheshire.

The hotel is due to open in March 2012 in an extension to the original Victorian building at the club along with a new restaurant in the existing atrium. The construction phase included demolition of the old leisure area and involved the refurbishment of a large portion of the existing building. Pochins also carried out external works to the new retaining walls, pathways and additional landscaped areas.

Mere topping outThe hotel was designed by interior designers Mather & Co and architects NJSR. The development is funded by Royal Bank of Scotland.

Mark Boler, chief executive of Mere Golf Resort & Spa, said: "This is such a proud day for me and the whole team at the Mere. It's fantastic to finally see the hotel near completion and I just want to thank everyone who has supported us in getting to this stage. Our aim is to create the premier resort destination in the North West and I am looking forward to the launch and opening in March next year."

Antony Pochin, director of special projects at Pochin, said: "We were very honoured to have the opportunity to work on such a fantastic development in our home region of Cheshire. To have been involved right from the start with the addition of the Health Club & Spa and now the new hotel, it is great to see the transformation of such a prestigious leisure development."

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