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Stirling to get new hotel after deal agreed on land sale

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Stirling to get new hotel after deal agreed on land sale

The owners of The Highland Gate have agreed to buy land at the proposed Kildean Business Park. A conditional sale of land for a new Stirling hotel has been completed.

The land at the entrance to the proposed Kildean Business Park was sold to pub group Marston’s by Stirling Development Agency, a joint venture between Stirling Council and property firm Valad Europe.

Marston’s already owns The Highland Gate pub restaurant at Kildean and the three-quarters of an acre of land in this latest deal is earmarked for a 38-bed lodge hotel.

The deal is conditional on Marston’s getting planning permission for the hotel.

Stirling Council’s finance and economy convener Neil Benny said: “We’ve made no secret of our ambitions for growth in Stirling, bringing more high-quality businesses and greater employment opportunities to the city and wider area.

“This move by Marston’s to expand their existing presence in Stirling is a real vote of confidence in our plans and a sign that things are very much moving in the right direction for us.”

Andrew Richardson of Valad Europe said: “This sale demonstrates the quality of Kildean Business Park as a future destination for local businesses.

“More than half of Scotland’s population is estimated to live within a one-hour drive of Stirling, with around eight in 10 living within two hours.” …

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/stirling-set-new-hotel-after-7495130#zSCovEJ2bQguEt8t.99

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