A hotel in Peckham could double in size if plans for a four-floor basement extension are approved.
The three-star Peckham Lodge in London submitted an application to build 33 new bedrooms, a swimming pool, changing rooms and a gym in August by the London Hotel Group.
If given permission by Southwark Council, the four-storey hotel – run as part of the Best Western franchise – would effectively double in size.
The proposal says that the extension would be excavated beneath the Victorian building’s front garden, while the 33 new bedrooms at Peckham Lodge will be created in the existing floors above.
Underground extensions are typically associated with the multi-million pound properties in the likes of affluent boroughs such as Kensington and Belgravia, this is thought to be the first of its kind in Southwark.
The consultation period on the project is set to end on October 8.