Norwich mixed-use development to feature boutique hotel

George Sell By George Sell
13 September 2018 | Updated 13 September 2018

UK: A mixed-use leisure development in the centre of Norwich could be open for business late next year.

Planning permission for a new restaurant, cafe, spa and boutique hotel near Norwich Bus Station was granted in March. Norwich City Council's planning committee unanimously approved the plans for the site of the old bus station ticket office in Surrey Street.

Developer Dennis Bacon is behind the proposal. His plans includes a restaurant and separate cafe on the ground floor, a day spa on the first floor, a 26-key boutique hotel on the second and third floors and a penthouse apartment on the fourth floor.

Bacon said the scheme will create 50 jobs - 30 full-time and 20 part-time.

He said: "It just seemed to me, that, rather than try a development of apartments, I would try something different. I think we are reaching saturation point when it comes to student accommodation in the city centre and I wanted to create something remarkable."

Work has yet to start on the site, and Mr Bacon said he was still working on the final concept to ensure it works as he envisaged.

He said: "All parts of the developed site need to operate in unison and be consistent with a theme that quite genuinely takes what's on offer in Norwich to a new level."

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