A plan to build a new hotel in Wimbledon is now on the hunt for an operator to take on the project.
A proposal has been submitted to renovate the Bank Buildings in Wimbledon Hill Road and fill the missing gap in Alwyne Road with a new building.
Developers want to refurbish and extend the building to deliver a ‘mixed-use scheme’ comprising shops at the ground floor and hotel use throughout the rest of the development.
The hotel will be five storeys high and comprise 93 bedrooms and despite ongoing talks, a deal is yet to be secured as to who will operate the new business should the plan get the green light.
A planning document said: “Although a number of discussions with specific hotel operators have been undertaken with the aim of determining the parameters of the proposed hotel accommodation including room sizes and on-site facilities, the hotel operator can only be finalised after planning permission is granted.”
The developers believe this development would meet an ‘acknowledged demand’ for places to stay in town.