Permission granted for new boutique hotel in Milton Keynes as operator is confirmed

A new boutique hotel is coming to Milton Keynes’ Norfolk House.

Planning permission has now been granted to transform part of the property, off Silbury Boulevard in the town, into a 124-bedroom boutique hotel.

The application, which was submitted in August 2017, will see the 27,00 sq ft, four-storey building converted from office to hotel use, with the rest of the space remaining as offices.

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Company Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has managed Norfolk House and its adjacent Ashton House since 2014.

Previously the company has overseen a £3.5m investment to refurbish Ashton House, creating a new café, work-space and corporate offices.

A boutique hotel operator has agreed to let this part of  Norfolk House on a long-term basis, although details of who have not yet been revealed.

Speaking to the MK Citizen, Richard Brook, investment manager at CEG, said: “The addition of a hotel use at this site will create a more active mix of uses and will make a positive contribution to improving the vitality of the town centre.”

Norfolk House and Ashton House were designed by Milton Keynes Development Corporation’s own team of architects during the construction of the new town. They are famed for the adjacent Grade II listed ‘Octo’ sculpture by Wendy Taylor.



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