Walker & Williams submits revised plans for Chester aparthotel

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UK: Aparthotel developer and operator Walker & Williams has resubmitted plans for an aparthotel with restaurant and rooftop infinity pool overlooking Chester Racecourse.

A planning application for the proposed £15 million Nicholas Street development, which will create 136 new jobs, was submitted in September last year.

Following consultation with local residents, those plans have been withdrawn and a fresh proposal containing significant changes to the scheme have been submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Walker & Williams wants to repair and redevelop 26 and 28 Nicholas Street – vacant Grade II listed properties formerly used as offices – into a five-star aparthotel with 52 suites, ready to open in 2023, as well as six holiday cottages, a restaurant and bar, and a rooftop pool and terrace with views to Chester Racecourse.

The scheme will also see the restoration of 3 Nicholas Street Mews, along with a further six mews cottages and two three-storey townhouses.

Max Walker-Williams said: "Since announcing our vision for Nicholas Street last year, we have received nothing but encouragement and support from the council, LEP, Marketing Cheshire and others for what we are trying to achieve. But it is just as important that local residents are able to feel confident in what we want to do and the way we will operate, as we will be neighbours for many years to come. We’ve been able to work constructively with local residents and have made significant changes to the scheme, which has resulted in a superior design for the aparthotel and delivers a scheme that our neighbours can be happy with."

"I’m very grateful for the input of our neighbours and I’m pleased that our revised plans have now been submitted to the council. Our ambition remains to transform the two townhouses along Nicholas Street into our flagship aparthotel. I am excited to bring something unique and exceptional to Chester and provide a reason for visitors to stay for longer in the city than they currently do."

 

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