The Washington, a  former pub in Barrow-in-Furness, has been transformed from its “derelict and unloved state” into 22 serviced rooms and nine self-contained apartments with en-suite shower rooms, smart TVs, business-grade Wi-Fi, desk spaces and weekly clean and launder.

Gloucestershire-based Blake Henderson Ltd has invested a total of £2.5 million in revitalising buildings across Barrow designed to meet the needs of Barrow’s many contractors and professionals for high-quality accommodation in the short and long term.

Read more: