Birmingham aparthotel expected to get planning green light

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UK: A 182-unit aparthotel in a converted grade II-listed building is expected to be granted planning consent next week.

Euro Property Investments is seeking permission from Birmingham City Council for Louisa Ryland House in Newhall Street. The building was previously used by the local authority until 2012 and has been vacant since.

If approval is granted on Thursday 13 September, Native will operate the property, which has been designed by Archer Humphreys Architects.

A council document published ahead of the meeting said: "It would be a sustainable development and make a positive contribution to the vitality and viability of the city centre. Moreover, the public benefits of the proposals, including securing its optimum viable use, offset the less than substantial harm resulting from the roof top addition."

A statement submitted to the council on behalf of the applicant said: "The proposed works would provide a great opportunity to bring the building back to life providing a short-term accommodation facility within the town centre. The proposal for Louisa Ryland is focused in the internal design works to accommodate the apart-hotel use, behind the retained façade of the listed building. Go Native consider that Louisa Ryland House is an excellent building and is well located to provide an apart-hotel within Birmingham city centre."


It is estimated the scheme will create 132 new jobs.

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