A £14 million casino in the English city of Bath is expected to open in the summer of 2016 as part of a new entertainment district in the city.
Two new restaurants and a luxury 148-room hotel are part of the project, which will create 116 jobs.
French operator Groupe Partouche has been granted a provisional license to run the property in partnership with Global Gaming Ventures (Bath) Limited. The hotel will be operated by Z Hotels.
Plans for the area around the casino call for a pedestrianized neighborhood with outdoor dining and other attractions. Developing it will involve the demolition of several existing buildings, including a Gala Bingo hall, a pub, a former clinic, public and private parking garages and several other structures.
“The scheme represents important investment in Bath City Centre, rejuvenating a key central space,” said a planning consultant working with lead architect Deeley Freed.
The redevelopment work is scheduled to begin next summer.