Boutique 4* hotel for Bromley town centre
Published Friday, 25 September 2015
Planning permission for the conversion of the old Town Hall to a hotel and restaurants has been agreed, subject to conditions and a legal agreement.
The permission for the 94 bedroom hotel which will see many of original features of the grade II listed buildings restored follows the Development Control Committee meeting. The successful Cathedral Hotels application also included plans for 2 independent restaurants and a 5 storey residential block with basement parking on the site of the South Street car park.
“Bromley has lacked a high quality hotel in the heart of the town which is capable of holding conferences and the like and this gap in the market is being filled. This is a major step forwards and is more positive news for Bromley Town centre, which is getting stronger and becoming more dynamic. This hotel and residential development will both build on the improvements in our Bromley North Village scheme and also support them too” said Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal and Recreation.
Councillor Peter Dean, Chairman of Development Control Committee said, “It is pleasing to see a disused building being brought back into use with many of the features such as the fantastic civic staircase being accessible again for public use. In addition to meeting all of the planning considerations, the former town hall site is part of the council’s town centre Area Action Plan (AAP) and this type of development was identified in the AAP. The building lends itself to hotel use and the proposals both restore and enhance the original but also bring about a new contemporary design.”
New extensions will provide bedroom space to the original Town Hall which was built in 1907, with a 2 storey extension above the retained ground floor at the junction of Court Street and South Street being constructed. In addition, an extension to the rear of the central courtyard will provide restaurant kitchen space, with an external space at the first floor level, with a new entrance to the hotel restaurant at the corner of Tweedy Road and Kentish Way.
A total of 53 residential properties will be built on the South Street car park, with 26 parking spaces provided in the basement along with the provision of a green roof on the fifth floor being set back from the lower floors.
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