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Plans lodged for Little Germany hotel
The architects’ firm behind Bradford’s new Travelodge has unveiled plans for another city-centre hotel.
Riverside Design Studio Architects has drawn up plans to convert two empty Grade II listed office buildings in Little Germany into a hotel overlooking the Broadway shopping centre site.
The two conjoined 19th-century buildings at 47-53 Well Street have lain empty since 2006, when the Equity Insurance Group moved a call centre from Bradford to Colchester.
The scheme would see one of the former textile warehouses transformed into a new 55-bedroom hotel, while the ground floor of the other building would become a restaurant or shops.
The buildings’ historic exterior would be kept as it is. The hotel would have its main entrance on the corner of Well Street and Currer Street, facing one of the entrances to the proposed shopping centre.
Inside, bedrooms would be arranged around the existing stairs and lifts and laid out to suit the positions of the existing windows.
The upper floors above the shops or restaurant would not be developed for logistical reasons.
Riverside Design Studio was the team behind the £3.5 million 69-bedroom Travelodge hotel in Valley Road, near Forster Square Retail Park, which opened last year.
The firm, based at Salts Mill in Saltaire, said the plans on behalf of London-based owner Alpha Real Capital were at an early stage and a company had not yet been lined up to run the hotel.
Riverside Design Studio director Francesco Pacitto said: “We are excited to be involved with the regeneration of such a prominent and wonderful example of architectural heritage. We have tremendous respect for these magnificent buildings and look forward to them opening their doors for business again.”
Before the designers submit a planning application, they are looking for feedback from the public. E-mail email@example.com.
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