PROTECTED STRUCTURE: The proposed development will consist of the refurbishment/reconfiguration, partial sundry demolition and expansion of the Central Hotel (a protected structure RPS. Ref. No. 2719) to result in an overall amalgamated hotel of 6,554 sqm with a total of 125 bedrooms within 5 storeys over basement with a 6 storey element with plant level (above No.12 Dame Court) and will include the following:
1) Demolition of existing 2 storey building No.12 Dame Court (c. 245 sq.m) and its replacement with a 6 storey building (overall height c.22.205m) including a basement area amalgamated with the hotel with lift and stairs, access for deliveries and refuse storage, and electricity sub-station at ground floor level and hotel bedrooms from mezzanine through fourth floor levels with plant level above building. The external elevational treatment to street is a profiled glazed façade with perforated/profiled metal panels to match the adjacent rooftop extension.
2) Refurbishment and reconfiguration of existing Central Hotel and associated premises as follows:-
A) Basement level - Removal of internal partitions/walls to facilitate reconfiguration/refurbishment of basement areas of Central Hotel and Nos 11, 14, 15 & 16 South Great George's Street to provide ancillary hotel areas including the internal alterations to the Rí-Rá nightclub as a speakeasy and the creation of its entrance lobby, toilets, storage/plant/attenuation & staff areas. Change of use of basement areas of Nos 14, 15 & 16 South Great George's Street from ancillary retail storage to form part of an amalgamated hotel use as plant, administration space, public and staff toilet areas and part kitchen;
B) Ground floor level - Amalgamation of Nos 14, 15 & 16 South Great George's Street into the Central Hotel and associated change of use from retail to cafe/delicatessen and bar/restaurant. Reconfiguration/refurbishment of internal areas of reception, lounge and associated backroom areas and a covered winter garden link to The Exchequer Lounge. The change of use of the following; ground floor of No.11 South Great George's Street from public bar to retail use (as Christian Science Reading Room moved from its current location at No.15 South Great George's Street); ground floor of No.14 South Great George's Street from retail use to bar/restaurant use; ground floor of No.15 South Great George's Street from retail use to bar/restaurant use; ground floor of No.16 South Great George's Street from retail use to café/delicatessen use; ground floor area at entrance to existing Exchequer Bar to change to become part of hotel reception; ground floor area as part of the existing Globe Bar/Rí-Rá nightclub from public bar use to retail use as part of the amalgamated hotel;
C) First floor level - Refurbishment and provision of bedrooms (to include removal and insertion of partitions/WC facilities, insertion of risers); refurbishment of existing 'library bar' (and associated alterations); change of use o... Signup to read full development description
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