Rooftop extension for Nottingham apartments gets the go ahead

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UK: Approval has been granted to add a rooftop extension to a Nottingham building to add an extra seven serviced apartments.

Whitefriars House in Friar Lane was previously the subject of an approved plan to create ten units within the unoccupied space on the upper floors. The entire redevelopment plan for the 17 serviced apartments is now expected to be developed

The development, designed by Nottingham-based CPMG Architects, will see a lightweight loft storey added, with a standing seam mansard roof and dormer windows.

Manjas Lidder, director at developer PKL Investments and managing director of operator The Stay Company, said: "We’re of course really pleased that planning permission has been granted which will allow us to bring another site, in addition to our Devonshire Court West Bridgford offering, for the Stay Company to Nottingham. We already have a successful apartment offering in Derby with four city centre locations, and this brings us another step closer to becoming the go-to company in the East Midlands for high-quality serviced accommodation.

"The hope is that these apartments provide accommodation provision for businesspeople coming to Nottingham for a few weeks to a few months at a time. These apartments provide spacious, well thought out comfortable alternatives to a hotel and allow guests to enjoy a home away from home. We’re very much looking forward to progressing work on site, which we hope will begin in early 2021."

Ajay Chauhan, associate at CPMG Architects, added: "As we are working within an existing building with multiple tenants, we’ve taken every step to ensure that there will be no disruption to the ground floor commercial tenants or the Ned Ludd pub, which occupies all three floors to the south of the building. We’ve also given careful consideration when developing the design, to ensure that it ties in well with the existing building fabric and surrounding area. Planning permission had already been agreed to create ten apartments on the upper floor of the building, so we’re really pleased that the rooftop extension and remaining apartments have been given the green light by the council and are very much looking forward to starting work on site next year."

The project team for Whitefriars House is Couch Perry Wilkes, mechanical and electrical consultants; Hexa Consulting, structural and civil engineers; and Pulse Consult, project managers.



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