Flats plan submitted for Nottingham hotel

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Plans to transform the upper floors of the St James Hotel Conference Centre at Rutland Street in Nottingham have been submitted to the City Council.

The proposals involve the change of use of the existing building to residential to create 14 self-contained flats, including 8 one-bed and 6 two-bed apartments. The flats are to range in size from 37 sq m to 94 sq m.

The three-storey building has been occupied as a conference centre associated with St James’ Hotel since the construction of the hotel in 1990.

The site lies within the Castle Conservation Area.

The ground floor, fronting Friar Lane, occupied by the Crafty Crow bar will not be affected by the proposals.

A design statement says: “The building is currently under-used and the proposed uses will safeguard the future of the building. The proposed change of use will not affect the character or appearance of the Castle Conservation Area alterations or cause harm to the significance of any designated or non-designated heritage assets.”