Plans have been submitted for a new boutique hotel in the heart of the city’s vibrant nightlife scene.
The proposal would see the former Ruby Sky nightclub in Concert Square transformed into a sleek boutique hotel, appealing to visitors to the city with its popular location.
If given the green light, the project would see the first floor of the old nightclub converted, with the hotel’s entrance on Fleet Street.
Details of the proposals are limited, but a planning application registered with the council described the bid as a “change of use from existing bar to boutique hotel using the existing first floor of building with designated entrance to Fleet Street and appropriate signage”.
The boutique hotel would be in the Holmes Building, part of which is already the subject of a separate planning application by JSM Bar and Leisure Group.
In April, the company registered a proposal to construct a new entrance and bar area serving Concert Square and banners outside the building already signify the impending arrival of the new club in summer 2015.
A design and access statement drawn up for the bar says: “The proposed scheme seeks to achieve a striking, delicate balance between the new insertion whilst simultaneously enhancing the existing facade and locale to allow for a characterful proposal that is conducive with modern city commercial units. We seek to develop a relationship with the square by use of the orientation and refurbishment of the entrances.”