Green light for Bromley Town Hall conversion

George Sell By George Sell
29 September 2015 | Updated 29 September 2015

UK: Bromley’s former town hall is to be converted into a boutique hotel and restaurants after the council gave the development planning permission.

UK: Bromley's former town hall is to be converted into a boutique hotel and restaurants after the council gave the development planning approval.

The 94-bedroom hotel in the south London borough will retain many of the original features of the Grade II listed building, which was built in 1907.

The application by Cathedral Hotels also includes plans for two independent restaurants and a five-floor block of 53 flats on the site of the South Street car park.

Peter Morgan, Bromley Council's executive councillor for renewal and recreation, said: "Bromley has lacked a high quality hotel in the heart of the town which is capable of holding conferences and the like and this gap in the market is being filled.

Peter Dean, chairman of the development control committee, added: "It is pleasing to see a disused building being brought back into use, with many of the features such as the fantastic staircase being accessible again for public use. The building lends itself to hotel use and the proposals both restore and enhance the original, but also bring about a new, contemporary design."

The building will be given a two-storey extension above the ground floor at the junction of Court Street and South Street, which will house bedrooms, and another extension behind the central courtyard, which will contain the restaurant kitchens.

There will also be a new entrance to the hotel restaurant at the corner of Tweedy Road and Kentish Way.

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