Infiniti begins work to restore Scarborough's famous Esplanade Hotel

Scarborough-based Infiniti Group has confirmed a high six-figure contract to refurbish the town’s Esplanade Hotel.

Alex Willgrass outside the hotel
Alex Willgrass outside the hotel

Infiniti will work on the hotel’s interior, exterior and roof, after securing the contract from owners the Daish Hotel Group.

The Infiniti Group has also just completed three, six-figure sum re-roofing and scaffolding contracts for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) office blocks in Grimsby, Leeds and Norwich.

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Work on the Victorian Esplanade Hotel has already begun and will create jobs for between 15 and 20 Infiniti Group employees and sub-contractors throughout the contract which is due to be completed by the end of March, 2021.

With scaffolding erected during October and November, work has now commenced on construction. This will include re-roofing the five-storey hotel with 15,000 traditional slates over a 440 sq m area; the full refurbishment of 12 of the Esplanade’s 73 bedrooms and bathrooms; installation of a new women’s toilet; external painting of all walls and window wood works, including more than 200 sash windows; and redoing the external walkways.

Alex Willgrass, Infiniti Group director, said: “This is the second high-profile hotel refurbishment we have won in Scarborough and follows the conversion of The Mount Hotel into the BikeBoot Hotel.

“The Esplanade is an amazing building with a wonderful location and will be a fantastic place for us to work.”

Marcus Rowe, fellow Infiniti Group director, said: “There are some clear logistical and construction challenges ahead of us posed by lockdown, Brexit and the hotel’s location.

“However, we have shown that Infiniti Roofing & Construction is more than capable of dealing with the operational impact of the Covid-19 lockdown and coping with the stringent social distancing measures required.”