The former Angel Inn is a four-storey building that will be renovated into a 34-bedroom JD Wetherspoon hotel. It is scheduled to open in spring 2013.
The project involves partial demolition, extensive refurbishment and complex structural alterations as well as new build elements.
Sanderson will fit out the interior with a modern look but will retain the character of the historical building. There will be significant internal remodelling to include the creation of 20 additional hotel rooms on the building’s third and fourth floors.
Sanderson managing director Ian Sanderson said: “While the construction industry as a whole has shown significant decline in output this summer, we have been fortunate to be consistently busy with our longstanding clients but also winning new tenders in a variety of sectors.
“It is great that JD Wetherspoon has continued to invest in developments such as this, especially during tough economic times. This is a fantastic opportunity to not only transform an historic site but also to improve Whitby’s local economy.”