UK: Plans submitted by Cervidae and AXIS-RE for a 162-bedroom lifestyle hotel in the centre of Chester has been approved by the Cheshire West & Chester Council.
The scheme, designed by Donald Insall Associates, includes a top-floor restaurant with rooftop balcony, accommodation spread over four floors, and 7,500 square feet of retail space. The hotel will be located at 1-13 Frodsham Street.
Tony Barton, chairman at Donald Insall Associates, said: “We carefully designed a relatively large hotel in a sensitive historic setting which will give a significant economic boost to Chester. Our approach has been to reflect and echo the context of Chester’s unique streetscape in a contemporary form using traditional materials to add a sense of place to an important city centre site that requires regeneration.”
Cervidae and AXIS-RE are in discussions with a number of potential operators for the hotel.
Nick Mullins, director at AXIS-RE, said: “Chester is an established and increasingly popular tourist destination, but also one that suffers from a limited supply of hotel beds, particularly in the boutique and lifestyle sectors. The central location of this hotel, alongside the amenities it offers, will make it a vital part of Chester’s visitor offer and a destination in its own right.”
AXIS-RE is an independent Manchester-based development, investment and asset management firm with projects across the north west of England.
Cervidae is an international real estate investment and development company, with assets including city centre projects in London, New York, Paris, Birmingham and Dublin.