London Hotel Group (LHG) has been given the green light to turn a previously consented residential scheme into a 221-room apart-hotel.
The vacant site on Tooting High Street, which was formerly used as the Tooting Constitutional Club, will be transformed in a £40m project and is to be operated by a ‘well-known international hotel brand’.
It will aim to achieve a four-star rating once it opens its doors in August 2020.
Alongside the 221 apartments, the property will also be home to a café and restaurant, plus a rebuilt community club house and public green space.
After the Tooting Constitutional Club moved out in 2013, the buildings and external areas have fallen into a state of disrepair, before LHG acquired the site in August 2017.
The scheme is expected to start on site August 2018 with a provisional completion date of July 2020, with an anticipated opening in August of the same year.
Christian Desira, director, LHG: “Tooting is a lively and growing area, attracting residents and tourists alike. Our new c£40million apart-hotel development responds to the needs of the local community by creating a purpose-built community hub, as well as meeting a currently unfulfilled need for hotel accommodation for visitors, in and around the Tooting area. The apart-hotel will be operated by a well-known international hotel brand, and will achieve a four-star rating.”
LHG is the company behind the £90m hospitality hub at 585-603 London Road, Croydon, and the 181-bedroom Best Western Plus London Wembley Hotel.