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Clean-up operation begins on new town square site for IoM capital

The land purchased is known as The Villiers site in Douglas. Photo: Tevir Group

A major clean-up operation has begun today on the Isle of Man at the old Villiers Hotel site in Douglas.

Island-based Tevir Group has bought the buildings and landcomprising of Villiers House, Clarendon House and land including a development plot and the area known as the ‘town square’.

The Villiers Hotel was built in the nineteenth century and one of the largest in Douglas - it was demolished in the 1980s.

Both the Isle of Man Government and Douglas Borough Council have discussed plans with the group, with regard to development of the town square and a comprehensive clean-up.

Tevir Group says it's the first phase of a project "that will ultimately lead to a contemporary public space being developed."

The Villiers Hotel used to be one of the largest in Douglas until demolition in the 1980s. Credit: Tevir Group
Credit: Manx National Heritage