TOWIE star Mick Norcross was battling to transform a run-down Essex hotel before his shock death aged 57. However, he admitted that the project had hit difficulties and was running a million pounds over budget.
As The Sun revealed, Mick's firm 460 Leisure Ltd had bought the Grand Hotel in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. It won planning permission to transform it into 18 flats, a ground floor restaurant, basement wine bar and health club.
But speaking last year, Mick told the Leigh Times that things had proven much more difficult than first thought. He said: "There is still work to be done with the building of the five storeys and we have had a lot of steelwork to do on the foundations. “We also found the chimneys were unsafe and they had to be pulled.Read more on thesun.co.uk