Artists impression of new Bridge House Hotel development
Concept drawings of plans to add another 86 bedrooms, a conference centre, casino, hotel restaurant and bars to the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore have been unveiled.
A planning application has been lodged and the intention is to enhance the current offering by adding to the existing facilities at the town centre hotel.
The proposal also consists of the development of a link between the existing Bridge House Hotel together with a new external terrace facing the Tullamore River.
The Lenaghan family, who own the hotel, hope the expansion will bring much need economic activity and Jobs to Tullamore.
The proposal will double the operating capacity of the Bridge House Hotel, creating an additional 80 full time jobs bringing the total numbered employed to 334 as well as creating jobs in the local construction sector.
From an economic perspective, the proposed plans will increase the number of visitors and tourists to Tullamore which in turn should benefit and stimulate the much needed growth for local businesses, attract other companies to the area and enhance the local tourism economy. The numerous social and cultural benefits to the town and surrounding areas will be intangible. We believe the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore and indeed Offaly offers tremendous potential.
The proposed complex will be one of the largest hotels and entertainment venues in the country.
The overview of the site (Pic Google maps)