Plans submitted for hotel in Oxford as part of £30m regeneration

27 October 2015 by
Plans submitted for hotel in Oxford as part of £30m regeneration

Dominvs Group has submitted plans to Oxford City Council for a £30m hotel and microbrewery in the city centre.

The 145-bed hotel will be built on Paradise Street at the site of the vacant Cooper Callas building and the former Brewery Gate public house. Plans include a restaurant, deli and new microbrewery on the ground floor.

The property investment company made a number of changes to the original scheme that was proposed following a public consultation. Dominvs Group said the height of the hotel has now been lowered and a number of significant cutbacks have been made to the massing of the building.

Several residents' objections appear on the council's planning application website. Oxford resident Andrew Scott said: "This proposed five-storey hotel is a completely inappropriate and incongruous building for the area of St Thomas', planned by people who have no understanding of this historically important part of Oxford.

But Dominvs said the regeneration project would help boost the local economy and contribute to the expansion of Oxford's tourism industry. The company said the hotel would not be a generic brand and would be inspired by its locality.

Preetpal Ahluwalia, hospitality portfolio director, Dominvs Group, said: "We are extremely pleased to finally be in a position to have submitted our plans to Oxford City Council. These proposals have been carefully developed over the past year and our finalised plans have taken on board the feedback that we received from the local community during the consultation process."

If permission is granted, the scheme will provide an estimated 280 jobs during the construction phase, along with 80 permanent jobs once the hotel development is complete.

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