The first ever boutique hotel is to be created at Royal William Yard in Plymouth, after an award-winning regeneration company announced a new deal.
Urban Splash has revealed plans to develop 14 bedrooms at Bistrot Pierre Room bar and restaurant, which has been trading at the Yard since 2014.
Located within the Grade-II listed Residence 1 building at the scheme, the 14 rooms will celebrate the building’s Georgian surroundings, with original features retained and complemented by contemporary additions.
The news also dovetails with the company’s announcement of a new ferry service, connecting the Yard to other destinations in the city.
The new venue will aim to be opened by the end of this year.
Speaking of the news, Urban Splash director Emily Handslip said: “I am absolutely delighted to announce that we have taken our relationship with Bistrot Pierre to the next level and that visitors will now be able to staycation at the Yard for the first time.
“The Yard’s fortunes have been completely transformed; from a disused, rundown and unloved space just ten years ago, to what is now one of the best places to live, work and play in the South West. Bistrot Pierre Rooms is another fantastic dimension to what’s on offer.”
Rob Beacham, director at Bistrot Pierre, said: “We are really excited about the opportunity to open Bistrot Pierre with Rooms in Plymouth. It’s a model that has worked well for us elsewhere and The Yard is such a stunning place and so successful for us, it felt like the natural next step.”
The designs for the rooms come from Jackie Gillespie of Gillespie Yunnie Architects, who are the lead architects on the broader Yard development: “I am delighted to be leading on the design of the Rooms,” she said.
“Visitor accommodation at the Yard is something the whole team’s been keen on, as we know it will add to the site’s its overall proposition; I am confident we’ll create some stunning interiors on this project.”