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Bodmin Jail hotel plans unanimously approved

Plans to transform two wings of Bodmin Jail in Cornwall into a 63-bedroom hotel have been unanimously approved by Cornwall Council.

Twelve Architects submitted proposals earlier this year to redevelop the Grade II-listed jail into hotel, alongside a visitor experience, teaching and learning resource, and a venue for private hire.

The £30m project could start development in October, with the site scheduled to be completed in 2019. A hotel operator is yet to be named.

Chris Wilkes, the manager of Bodmin Jail saysWe’re absolutely delighted to have achieved this unanimous decision. It’s great news for the jail, for its owners and for not just Bodmin itself but for the whole county.