Planning application lodged for Leeds aparthotel conversion

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UK: A planning application has been submitted for the conversion of a grade II-listed hotel opposite Leeds Town Hall to create an aparthotel and commercial units.

Johnson Mowat Planning, on behalf of site owner Khalbros, has submitted full planning and listed building applications to Leeds City Council for the redevelopment of 19-20 East Parade and 161-167 The Headrow.

It is seeking to partially demolish 19-20 East Parade and 161 The Headrow to make way for a new five-storey building, as well as the conversion of the grade II-listed former Jubilee Hotel.

The proposed development will provide 43 aparthotel units and 7,300 square feet of commercial floorspace on the ground and basement levels.

David Khalastchi, managing partner at Khalbros, said: "Khalbros is delighted to submit planning for an aparthotel at the former Jubilee Hotel, honouring its original use and restoring the building to the prestigious architectural, cultural and historic landmark it should have always been. We were equally delighted to receive such a positive reception and commentary from Leeds' Council Members during the pre-application meeting be it due to the sympathetic restoration/extension or the elements of eco-design."

Den Architecture completed design work on the proposed development. A design and access statement prepared by the practice said: "The design makes efficient use of the site which helps create a high quality development which is sympathetic to and consistent with the context of the surrounding area. The proposal provides much needed restoration to a very prominent location. The layout of the site respects and has no negative impact on the adjacent properties. The proposal enhances this important location and will bring vitality to this sterile area."

The former Jubilee Hotel was built in 1904 by Thomas Winn & Sons.



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