Lucky Onion ramps up development work at No.131 as new expansion plan is submitted

Work is well underway at Lucky Onion’s No.131 boutique hotel in Cheltenham to expand in size, but now the plan has been added to, as the company bids to take over another neighbouring building.

Last year it was revealed that No.131, owned by Georgie and Sam Pearman, would double its room capacity from 11 to 22.

As a result, the expansion into Clarence House, the hotel’s southern neighbour has now begun.

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Now it’s emerged that the company also plan to expand into the building on the other side of 131, which currently stands empty having previously been used as offices.

The company has applied to planning authorities at Cheltenham Borough Council for permission to change the use of the Grade-II listed building, which also has the name Kings House (sic) to 18 extra bedrooms.

If given the green light, the hotel would then as a whole have a capacity of 40 rooms.

The application said: “Currently the building is vacant offices with much of the historical plan from intact and the historical architectural features and detailing remaining, for example the staircases and balustrading, doors, fireplaces, covings, joinery etc.

“The building is also in need of some refurbishment and repair throughout both to modernise the accommodation and repair the existing fabric.

“These proposals seek to address the above and include; minimal re- configuring the layout of plan from to provide bedrooms with en-suite facilities; renovating the front and rear elevations and overhauling the roofs and chimneys; re-landscaping the existing car parking area, and restoring the rear garden areas.”

The Lucky Onion group acquired No.131 in November 2015, alongside the building next door which they are now developing.

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