The Norfolk seaside town of Sheringham is known for sea, sun, steam trains and sand (or stones, if the tide happens to be in!)
And, while other British seaside towns have declined over the years, Sheringham has retained its popularity remaining busy and vibrant, with much to offer residents and visitors alike.
Sadly, the Shannocks Hotel, occupying a prominent location on the town’s seafront, has not fared as well as its surroundings. A once imposing building, the effects of it’s exposed sea facing position, have taken their toll, leading to Shannocks, empty for a decade, being described as an eyesore. A poor reflection on Sheringham.
So it is great news for the town that plans for redevelopment of the Shannocks’ site have been given the green light. North Norfolk District Council has granted permission for the demolition of the derelict building. It will be replaced with a new four storey multi-use building providing retail units, a restaurant offering panoramic sea views and luxury apartments – a facility designed to enhance the local area for the future.
Daniel Connal Partnership is delighted to be acting as Project Manager and Quantity Surveyors for local developers Huddies Ltd, the owners of the site, on this exciting project.
As an aside, did you know that a Shannock is person born and bred in Sheringham? And that there is fierce local rivalry when the local football derby with neighbouring seaside town, Cromer, takes place? The Sheringham Shannocks v. the Cromer Crabs!