Hull youth project submits aparthotel plans

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UK: Youth project The Warren has submitted plans to turn the upper floors of a building at Hull's Rose Bowl in to an aparthotel.

The self-contained rooms will be themed with links to Hull’s music scene and it will be run by young people from the project.

A planning application has been submitted for the upper two floors to be turned into the aparthotel. Revenues from the project will be reinvested into The Warren. The scheme has been three years in the making.

The Warren’s manager JJ Tatten said: “We are working with Hull City Council on a community asset transfer which means they will hand over the rest of the building to us so long as we have the finds in place to carry out the redevelopment. The plan is to for the young people to run the hotel and we will provide a training programme. They will have to do the laundry and cleaning and running the hotel bookings so it will provide Hull’s young people with a great opportunity.”

“The young people are helping design the rooms and they have had input in the plans since we started working on it three years ago. The themes will be music inspired by Hull so there could be a Ronson room or a Housemartins one but the young people will decide. It has already cost a lot of money to get to the stage of submitting plans. We have had to carry out surveys, submit proposals and commission architectural plans. Hopefully, those that have backed us to this point will fund the final stages if we get planning permission. I think this will be great for the city centre. It will provide visitors with a great option and is a bit quirky and different. Our young people voted to carry out this scheme and they are really excited. It will create jobs and opportunities,” he added.

If planning permission is granted work will start next summer and should be completed by late 2020 or early 2021.

There will also be a second phase to create a high-tech youth support facility on the upper floor.

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