The Corbyn Head site is located in a prominent position along the southern end of the sea front road (Torbay Road). It lies adjacent to the branch line to Paignton with the northern part of the site offering uninterrupted views across the bay.
The existing Corbyn Head Hotel is no longer capable of meeting the exacting demands of today's customers:
The hotel was created from a modest domestic scale building and extended during several phases of development which has resulted in an inefficient and compromised layout
Many of the 45 bedrooms do not meet modern visitors' expectations for space - in some cases less than 10m²
Much of the building is not accessible by lift, making wheelchair access all but impossible in many rooms
The building requires an increasing amount of maintenance and is in need of major refurbishment.
The Corbyn Head Hotel does not lie within a conservation area or an area of outstanding natural beauty, nor is it listed in any way. It is in Flood Zone One, which is the zone with the least probability of flooding.
There is now an opportunity to create a modern, fit-for-purpose hotel, run by a well-known established international brand, which will be connected with its surroundings and in close proximity to the major facilities of Torquay.