Plans For Moxy Hotel Proposed For Former Tea Factory Site In Belfast Updated
Plans for a hotel proposed for the former Nambarrie Tea factory site in Belfast have been updated to omit the demolition of the former Nambarrie Tea building.
It was reported in late 2019 that Propiteer Limited had filed a planning application for the development of a seven-storey, 151-bedroom hotel building to be occupied by Moxy Hotel, which is part of the Marriott Hotel Group, on the site that was formerly occupied by the Nambarrie Tea factory in Belfast, and that Propiteer wanted to demolish 21-23 Victoria Street and 41-51 Waring Street, but keep the front facade of 41-43 Waring Street.
Additional Floors And Rooms
However, according to The Irish News, on the request of Belfast City Council, the investors behind the proposed hotel have now amended the plans for the proposed hotel to retain both buildings, and are seeking to add four floors to them rather than demolish them.
The developers reportedly want to increase the proposed hotel's room count from 151 to 170 to account for an additional £3 million cost that they say will be required to retain and refurbish the existing buildings.
The Irish News quotes the developers as saying in a report, "The retention of these buildings requires significant additional expenditure and hence the viability of schemes for retention require equal additional income generating potential to create a proposal that is viable in the long term."
The developers have also reportedly stated that the updated plans for the proposed hotel involve 95% of the current building fabric being retained.
Waring Street Limited
The current plans for the proposed hotel are reportedly being taken forward by Waring Street Limited, which is owned by Propiteer.
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