Crossbasket Castle £15m expansion plan involves new restaurant and spa and creates 52 new jobs

Monday, November 23, 2020

The owners of another dilapidated castle on the doorstep of Glasgow, having transformed it into a five-star luxury hotel, have announced another grand expansion plan at a cost of £15million.

When fully operational, the hotel and venue will have the capacity for a further 35.000 visitors a year, with a predicted £1.2m economic boost for South Lanarkshire.

Upon approval, it will create up to 52 new jobs at Blantyre.

Steve and Alison Timoney, who put five years and over £10m into restoring the listed Crossbascket Castle in High Blantyre near Scotland, have asked for planning permission which would more than double their investment in the Award-winning estate.

It is hoped the two-year work could begin at the beginning of 2021, when plans for the £15 million investment will get the go-ahead.

The new 132-storey restaurant will round out the extension, as well as a bar and a stage for live entertainment.

The hotel is being extended inside Crossbasket Estate.