Chester pub set for aparthotel conversion

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UK: A derelict pub in Chester could be converted in to a boutique aparthotel

The City Arms in Chester Street, Saltney, could be converted in to serviced apartments following an application by Liverpool-based Citipoint Ltd and Trophy Homes.

Previously run as a pub by Punch Taverns, the current designation of the site is as a drinking establishment with residential units at first floor to provide accommodation for owners of the pub.

The planning application, lodged with Cheshire West and Chester Council, says the site currently "lies derelict and disused due to lack of business".

The developers plan to rename the converted property The City Hotel, under the Privé brand, offering nine apartments for short-term stays in Chester.

Designed by award winning architects Studio RBA, the apartments would be built to maximise space and natural light, with the project’s intent "to combine the ambience of a hotel with the space and privacy of a home".

The pub, which dates back to 1851 and was once run by former Everton footballer Charlie Leyfield, the pub has been referred to as "the last (or first) pub in England" due to its location just inside the Chester/North Wales border.



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