In Cardiff, Hotel, Permission secured

Acting on behalf of 365 Rooms Bristol Ltd and, DPP have secured detailed planning and listed building consent for the conversion and extension of the Grade II Listed Shepherd’s Hall within the Old Market District of Bristol to create an apart-hotel.

Designed by ECE Westworks, the proposals, once complete, will enable the refurbishment of a historic building and will offer 25 high-quality and unique apart-hotel rooms

DPP worked closely with the consultant team and stakeholders to overcome initial objections from the Conservation Officer, Civic Society, Old Market Community Group, Exchange Music Venue, and the Music Venue Trust. Following a period of close engagement, all of  these objections were removed and key stakeholders confirmed their support for this high-quality scheme meaning planning officers were able to approve the scheme under delegated powers.

Speaking about the successful outcome, Tom Wright commented:

“We are extremely delighted to secure this consent, overcoming significant challenges along the way to demonstrate that the development will restore and enhance the key heritage features of the building and secure its long term future. It was a pleasure working closely with the Exchange Music Venue and other stakeholders to ensure the new apart-hotel complements the existing surrounding uses and to the offer of the Old Market District. Credit to ECE Westworks for designing such a high-quality scheme that respects the historic core of the building whilst bringing it up to modern standards through considered refurbishment and a contemporary extension. We look forward to seeing these building works completed in the near future.”

Images: ECE Westworks

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