New four-star hotel approved for Birmingham city centre

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A new £40m four-star hotel is to be built in Birmingham city centre.

The new hotel will provide 330 beds and a restaurant at Gough Street and Suffolk Street Queensway on land surrounding the Christadelphian Hall.

Birmingham city council‘s planning committee granted permission for ES Suffolk Birmingham’s scheme this week (Thursday, January 31).

The building will vary in height from four to 12 storeys.

There will be a drop-off zone outside the main entrance on Gough Street, however there will be no on-site parking for the new complex.

The new hotel is expected to create over 100 jobs, which will be beneficial for the city.

The committee had small issues with plans for the hotel, however have now been resolved and plans will go ahead.

Cllr Peter Griffiths said: “Birmingham is short of hotels and having one in this area will not only be helpful to future sports events but also for businesses.

“It does seem to wrap itself around the Christadelphian Hall in that it is staggered.

“But I think it showcases the Christadelphian Hall and I think it’s okay.”

A council report said: “The building would be a masonry framed brick built building, which would step from four to seven to 12 storeys. It would feature a double height glazed façade set within a masonry frame to lower ground and ground floor and include a colonnade to Gough Street.

“Specific materials would be conditioned but the main building is expected to be constructed in a dark grey brick with the taller element being constructed in a white brick.

“The building would include business centre and staff facilities at lower ground floor, reception, bar/restaurant, kitchen, stores, admin stores and large meeting room at ground floor, plant, bin, laundry, delivery and collection area and hotel rooms at first floor and a mix of double, twin and accessible hotel rooms on the rest of the upper floors.

“No on-site parking would be provided, although a drop off zone outside the main entrance on Gough Street is proposed. Ten secure, covered cycle parking spaces for staff would be provided on level 1.”

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