A plan for a new boutique hotel, bar and restaurant in Borough High Street in London has been given the go ahead by local Councillors in Southwark.
The proposal will result in the demolition of the existing two-storey block at 153-159 Borough High Street, to make way for a new seven-storey, 50-bedroom boutique hotel.
The new hotel, designed by architects Squire and Partners, will also include a roof terrace.
The properties being demolished date back to the early 20th century and neighbour a Grade-II listed building.
An 18th century ‘ghost sign’ will be lost from public view when the new hotel is built, but will be used as inspiration for a new art installation on the hotel façade on one level.
The plans also confirm a high-quality restaurant will be located on the ground level.
Planning officers gave the proposal for the ‘bold and contemporary’ the green light despite some local objections, arguing that the development would help meet demand for tourist accommodation in the area, while also investing in the local economy.
Southwark is also gearing up to welcome a new Hoxton hotel in 2017, as plans were revealed for the third UK boutique in the brand in June.