Commercial property

New multi-million-pound lodge nearing completion

Written by Peter Davison.


New accommodation on the grounds of the popular Churchill Pub & Grill at Royal Wootton Bassett is set to open later this month – creating eight new jobs.

The multi-million-pound 28-bedroom lodge is being built by pub operator Greene King, and will be the first in the group's estate to offer electric vehicle charging points. The lodge will also benefit from energy generated by solar panels, which will help provide the building’s energy.

The lodge – situated just a mile firm the M4 – is aimed at people making an overnight stop on business trips, and also at holidaymakers looking to explore Wiltshire and the Cotswolds.

Ana Carvalho, general manager at the Churchill, said: “We’re incredibly excited to unveil the new Churchill lodge on Monday 14 September and can’t wait to open the doors. Life in lockdown has been difficult for many, so we’re pleased to be part of a business success story and open eight new roles for people in the community.

“We’re proud to be the first location in Greene King’s estate to install EV charging points, and with solar panels providing a large proportion of energy consumed at the lodge, the Churchill is a great example of how the industry can play an important part in paving the way for sustainable business.

The lodge is set to open on Monday, 14 September with new jobs for three receptionists and five housekeepers.