Buildings of Distinction - The Midland Hotel

Buildings of Distinction - The Midland Hotel

Jun, 14 2024

When a building undergoes a vast transformation it can enhance it’s overall appeal and make it a popular place to visit on frequent occasions.

Take for example, The Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire, England. It was originally opened in July 1933 with an original design by architect Oliver Hill. It is a Grade 2 listed building.

Over 70 years later Union North got on board as architects by Urban Splash for the refurbishment and expansion of the hotel commencing in 2006. It opened its doors to the public in the summer of 2008.

Take a look at this five minute video to give you an insight in this amazing restoration -

This classy hotel leaves a lasting impression on your mind and heart. As it rests amongst the seafront it creates spectacular panoramic views of the North West coast, a beautiful scene as you enjoy a glass of wine with friends and family.

But it wasn’t always this civilised. During the Second World War the Midland Hotel, along with most of the large hotels and garages in the town, was requisitioned, either for the newly created RAF Station, RAF Morecambe or for the Civil Service. The hotel became the station’s hospital, opening on 17th February 1940.

On a lighter note, 20 years later the 1960 film The Entertainer was filmed in Morecambe and features the hotel. The hotel was also used in filming episodes of the TV series Agatha Christie’s Poirot starring David Suchet in 1989.

David Constantine’s short story ‘Tea at the Midland’ is set at the hotel and begins with a debate about the work of Eric Gill.

Take a look at the following website link and find out how you can sit down, enjoy the view and experience afternoon tea in this glorious hotel –

With a warm entrance, wonderful dining, incredible architecture and an overall enjoyable stay, you’d be a fool to turn down an invitation to – The Midland Hotel.

^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger