Planning permission has been agreed for Bromley’s old Town Hall to be converted into restaurants and a four-star boutique hotel. The permission is subject to a legal agreement and conditions. The new development will give the Town Centre a boost and provide excellent facilities for those visiting the area.
The plans are for a 94-bedroom hotel that will retain some of the grade II listed building’s original elements. They were agreed by a meeting of the Development Council Committee following an application by Cathedral Hotels. The Town Hall was originally constructed in 1907, and new extensions will give additional space for the hotel’s facilities. This will include a two-storey extension, a rear extension and a new entrance for the hotel’s restaurant.
Additional elements of the plans will see two new independent restaurants constructed and a residential block consisting of five storeys and basement parking facilities. This will be located where the current South Street car park is and will provide 53 properties and 26 parking spaces as well as a fifth-floor green roof.
The site of the former Town Hall is part of Bromley’s Area Action Plan (AAP) and the development that was proposed was of the type detailed in the AAP. It will enable some of the traditional features of the building to be open to the public once again, including the beautiful civic staircase.
What do you think about the plans for the new hotel? How do you believe it will enhance the facilities available in Bromley?
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