Following the official announcement of the CBeebies Land Hotel at the end of July, construction has started to pick up pace on Alton Towers Resort’s third hotel which is set to open in summer 2017.
Tarmac has been laid for what will eventually become the car park for the new hotel. Whilst at this stage the area is being used as a site office for the construction team, the outline and edges of the car park have already been started to be laid out and concrete blocks have been delivered to the area ready for use across the construction site. A large mound of earth has been installed between the new car park area and the Luxury Treehouses which will act as a sound buffer for guests staying in the Treehouse, however it is evident that the view from the nearest Treehouse will now consist of the CBeebies Land Hotel car park as opposed to the grass area it was before.
Work has been continuing on the laying of the foundations for the main hotel building. Concrete has been poured into trenches forming the majority of the outline of the building and what appear to be anchor points have been installed ready for when vertical construction commences. Concrete blocks containing holes can also be seen on the construction site and will form part of the foundations which are yet to be installed.
With the Spa Aqua Relaxation Rooms now closed to guests until 16th June 2017, the Spa conservatory has now been demolished along with the outdoor sauna and Spa garden area. Some minor landscaping has also taken place with the stone edging to the side of the lake nearest the Spa being further built up.
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