Whilst work is underway over on the site of SW8, back at the Resort Hotels construction is rapidly progressing on Alton Towers Resort’s new accommodation offering for 2017 – the CBeebies Land Hotel.

The exterior skeleton of the hotel is now complete meaning the full scale of the development can clearly be seen against the existing buildings. Over on the side of the development nearest the Enchanted Village the building’s skeleton can clearly be seen to be connecting with the existing Alton Towers Hotel next to the Spa. With the new hotel being connected to the existing spa it raises the question of just how much the noise from the CBeebies Land Hotel will impact on the previously calm and relaxing atmosphere of the spa. The structure for the main entrance is also in place with a metal arc above where the main entrance to the hotel will be.

Significant progress has been made on the side of the building facing the Alton Towers Hotel with the insulation now fully covering the walls and openings being cut into this insulation indicating where each of the rooms will be. On the lower level the exterior red brick cladding is being added giving us the first glimpse of what the finished exterior wall will look like. Up on the roof of the building the roof beams are in the process of being added with approximately two thirds already in place. What is evident now the full structure is in place is just how enclosed the hotel gardens have now become with them almost having an interior courtyard look as opposed to the previous open view towards the bordering woodland.

Inside the building work has commenced on shaping the internal structure of the hotel with the ground level flooring now installed and the first interior walls being constructed.

Will you be planning a stay in the CBeebies Land Hotel when it opens next July? Discuss this and all the other developments from across the Alton Towers Resort over on the Attraction Source Forum. As construction continues to progress we’ll continue to bring you regular updates.

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