Hotel and wedding venue planned for historic Bromley Town Hall
PUBLISHED: 14:48 15 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:50 15 January 2014
A new four star hotel, conference centre, restaurant and wedding venue is planned for one of Bromley’s most historic buildings. The boutique hotel will be housed in Bromley’s Grade II listed Town Hall building, which was built in 1906.
Bromley Council has entered into a conditional agreement to grant a long lease of the prominent town centre site to the Cathedral Group PLC to provide a high quality hotel, wedding and conference facility with a restaurant. They promise to restore original features and that the development will enhance the building’s historic setting.
Planning and listed building consent applications are expected to be put in later this year.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Stephen Carr, said: “We are committed to ensuring Bromley maintains its competitive position, building on our rich heritage, as well as stimulating new and quality developments. The Town Hall site is a fantastic opportunity to provide the town with a high class facility, enhancing Bromley’s offer to visitors, shoppers and residents. This is an exciting time for the town centre with the Bromley South Central cinema development and Bromley North Village improvements currently underway, with more to come.”
Richard Upton, Cathedral Group Plc Chief Executive, added: “We are looking to create a high quality destination hotel in an iconic local building that will attract corporate clients with its top grade conference facilities and meet local demand for a first class entertainment and wedding venue. Given the ambition and scale of regeneration taking place in Bromley, we believe this kind of development will be a significant addition to the town centre.”
Residential development is proposed on the neighbouring South Street car park, which is included in the conditional agreement. The original building on Tweedy Road was constructed in 1906 and retains the original Council Chamber, entrance vestibule and civic staircase.