Nottinghamshire listed warehouse set for aparthotel conversion

George Sell By George Sell
6 days ago | Updated 6 days ago

UK: Thorpe’s Warehouse, a Grade II-listed building in Navigation Yard, Millgate, could become Newark’s first aparthotel.

Willoughby 396 has applied to Newark and Sherwood District Council for permission to create 15 apartments at the building, on the banks of the River Trent, along with a gym, reception, laundry area, manager's flat and office.

Newark Town Council planning committee had no objections to the proposal.

Committee chairman Mr Tony Roberts said: "This is going to be Newark's first aparthotel. If it can offer another place for folks to stop in Newark, and sees the renovation of an old warehouse, then I fully support it."

Thorpe's Warehouse was built in 1872 as a riverside barley store and malt house. Around 30 years ago the building was leased to Weston Mill Pottery but between 2007 and 2010 it was vacant.

If the application gets approval, there will be 15 parking spaces on-site including a disabled parking space.

Willoughby 396 said in its planning application: "The proposals are located in a highly sustainable town centre location with excellent access to shops, public amenities and transport services. There is plenty of parking provision for the apartments and members of staff. Furthermore, the proposals will involve the restoration and re-use of a key listed building, which has unfortunately become a target of anti-social behaviour in recent years."

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