Boutique hotel set for Nottingham's historic Guildhall

22 March 2017 by
Boutique hotel set for Nottingham's historic Guildhall

Plans are being drawn up to develop a 100-plus-bedroom boutique hotel within Nottingham's Grade II-listed Nottingham's Guildhall, once the home of the city council.

Property developer Miller Birch acquired the Victorian building, designed in the French Renaissance Revivalist-style by architects Thomas Verity and George Hunt, from Nottingham City Council in October 2016.

The company is now putting together details of a £120m plan to develop the property and surrounding 2.3 acre site, which encompasses the former fire and police stations and adjacent Guildhall Place. The scheme will incorporate a new teaching facility for Nottingham Trent University, accommodation for 500 students, offices, restaurants and bars, alongside the hotel.

Mark Bielby, development director at Miller Birch, said that the Guildhall has many quirky and flamboyant features which lend itself well to being converted into a quality boutique brand such as Hotel Indigo (from InterContinental Hotel Group) or Hotel du Vin.

"We've started talking to hotel operators about who and how we will take the scheme forward," said Bielby.

Miller Birch, a joint venture established in 2000 between Miller Developments and property developer Peter Gadsby, recently completed Trinity House for E.On, one of the largest office developments to open in Nottingham.

The planning application for the scheme is set to be submitted to Nottingham City Council in the summer, with a view to open the proposed hotel by September 2019.

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