The Lace Market Hotel, has submitted plans to Nottingham City Council to expand at High Pavement.
The hotel consists of a set of three Grade II listed townhouses dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries and a public house in the centre of Nottingham.
The new plans for the hotel include the addition of new bedrooms on each floor. This will involve the reconfiguring of existing rooms and back of house areas. In addition, a three/four storey bedroom block would be created at the rear, on top of existing back of house areas.
A design statement from Darling Associates Architects says: “The proposals will enhance a currently under used area to the rear of the building. The bedrooms proposed internally maximise the space without compromising the listed building.
“The proposed extensions, refurbishments and upgrade reordering proposals will be undertaken sensitively; respecting the historic features of the existing building and restoring any damaged historic elements that are in the area of the proposed works. All of the above is to ensure the buildings make the most of their inherent historic character for visitors to the hotel to be able to appreciate.
“The proposals will make the building a more comercially viable proposition which will in turn ensure that the upkeep of the building fabric will stand a greater chance of being preserved intact for future generations to appreciate.”