Boutique hotel proposal for former bank in Bristol

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Plans have been submitted to the local city council in Bristol to transform a former HSBC bank into a boutique hotel.

The proposal, from Trevor Osbourne Property Group, would see the historical bank turned into an upmarket hotel complete with 18 en-suite bedrooms and 100-cover restaurant, and was submitted after a gap in the market for more small-scale boutiques, was identified.

The hotel bedrooms would be renovated to a high standard, and some of the original features of the building retained to give off a ‘subtle and elegant’ design feel.

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The restaurant would be located in the refurbished banking hall, while bank vaults in the four-storey Grade-II listed building could be converted into private dining areas.

If given the go-ahead, work on the £4m project could start in July and be complete by the end of the year.

Bath-based Trevor Osbourne Property Group said it is currently in discussions with a number of companies about running the hotel.

A statement included with the planning application said: "The plans represents a strong opportunity to reinforce the vitality and economy of the Old City district of central Bristol, and bring a high quality piece of historic architecture back into public use, in a way that is sympathetic to its character and significance.”

The city council hopes to make a decision on the plans by the end of May.

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