Henley Homes Group has been confirmed as the preferred bidder for former council offices in Perth under plans to transform the building into a new boutique hotel under its Rogue City Hotel Group brand.
If given the green light, the Group will convert former Perth & Kinross Council offices at 1-5 High Street in Perth into a new hotel in a £1.9m project.
The preferred bidder status follows a competitive marketing process and while not binding to either party, it means negotiations can now begin.
The project, which will create 55 jobs within the hotel itself and £1m a year of GVA, will secure the future of the property and boost the local economy at a time when investment into the city and creation of jobs to recover from the global pandemic is critical.
1-5 High Street is a category B listed building, and the former council chambers and courtroom are deemed to be Common Good.
Henley Homes is a multi award-winning property development group established in 1999. Through its RCHG brand, it has developed the five-star Dunalastair Hotel Suites at Kinloch Rannoch in Perthshire, and is currently working on The Wellington in Glasgow and The Hobson in Cambridge.
Nassar Khalil, director of Hotels & Leisure at Henley Homes and CEO of RCHG, said, “We are very pleased to have been chosen as preferred bidder for 1-5 High Street, a fantastic location in the heart of Perth, one of Scotland’s most enchanting cities and its original capital. As with all our hotels, our goals are to provide guests with design-led luxury accommodation, with exceptional service, comfort and convenience, and to form a special relationship with the local area.”