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 inOctober, with the site scheduled to be completed in 2019. A hotel operator is yet to be named.
Chris Wilkes, the manager of Bodmin Jail, told Cornwall Live: "We'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."
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