Bristol wheel regeneration plans include a Hotel Indigo

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UK: A £24 million regeneration scheme on Bristol’s Bordeaux Quay could include a boutique hotel.

UK: A £24 million regeneration scheme on Bristol's Bordeaux Quay could include a boutique hotel.

The scheme also includes Bristol's equivalent of the London Eye, a floating restaurant and a covered area for market stalls and events.

Bristol architects CODA have been working on designs for the scheme, and discussions have started with Hotel Indigo to potentially operate a 125-room new hotel.

Manor Property Group development director Mark Bailey said: "We've been working on this scheme for around 18 months, having assembled an excellent team to deliver each element of this exciting offer. It would provide a new focus in the heart of Bristol bringing jobs, investment and extend the city's leisure use. We would be looking to work with local restaurateurs to occupy those elements of the scheme and have already had some preliminary talks with the city council."

Describing the design for the hotel, CODA Architects director Ronnie Rennoldson said: "The ground floor would have a small reception area for the hotel widening out to a glass open space. In effect the hotel is on stilts floating above the public area. We've designed a 'roofed over' public space which itself, creates an atmospheric route to the existing Lloyds Amphitheatre, as well as an all-weather protection for outdoor markets and events. The 125-bed hotel has restaurants and a bar beneath and enjoys views of the harbourside location from a rooftop restaurant."

The new 55 metre-high wheel will offer unique views across the city centre, while the floating restaurant would be accessed from a pontoon outside the hotel.

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