Turley, acting on behalf of Roomzzz Aparthotel, has secured permission for a new four-star 64-bed aparthotel in Chester.Permission was granted by Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Planning Committee on 4 March and will see Roomzzz Aparthotel convert the former DVLA offices in Chester city centre.
Turley provided planning and specialist heritage advice, with the building located within a conservation area, adjacent to the city’s historic walls and a number of listed buildings. The site is also located close to Chester Racecourse.
Anna Noble, a Planner in Turley’s Manchester office, said: “This was a complex application with Roomzzz Aparthotel wanting to add an additional storey to the building. We worked closely with the Council’s conservation team to ensure a successful design and English Heritage supported the proposals.”
Roomzzz already operates six successful aparthotels in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle. As well as Chester, it will soon offer accommodation in Liverpool and London.
Paul Manku, Head of Construction and Development, Roomzzz Aparthotels, said: “Chester is bursting with history and is one of the top tourist destinations in England, making it the perfect location for our new aparthotel. We operate in the same way as a hotel, but with greater in-room living and kitchen amenities provide guests with a much more private and flexible staying experience – a home from home. We are delighted with the council’s decision and would like to extend our thanks to Turley.”
Work on the Chester Roomzzz Aparthotel will begin immediately with the hotel expected to be opened in the Autumn.