Plans to knock down Mansfield Gala Bingo in favour of 63-bed Travelodge

Gala Bingo on Albert Street. Photo: Google Images
Gala Bingo on Albert Street. Photo: Google Images

The number could be up for a Mansfield bingo hall after plans to demolish the building in favour of a 63-bed hotel were lodged with Mansfield District Council.

The major town centre development would entail knocking down Gala Bingo on Albert Street and building a four-storey Travelodge in its place.

According to the application, the site has already been “earmarked for closure” as traditional bingo halls are struggling due to the rise of online gambling and a ban on smoking in public paces.

This is the fourth application to build a hotel in the Mansfield area.

Martyn Saxton, director of place and wellbeing at Mansfield District Council, said: “We can confirm that we’ve received a planning application relating to the demolition of the existing Gala Bingo building on Albert Street and the redevelopment of the site to create a 63-bed hotel with retail space and parking.

“The statutory public consultation period is now underway and the council will seek to determine the application by the target date, which is July 24.”