Assael gets planning permission to redevelop Great Northern Hotel in UK
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Assael gets planning permission to redevelop Great Northern Hotel in UK

04 Sep 2012

Assael Architecture has secured outline planning permission from Peterborough City Council in the UK to redevelop Great Northern Hotel on Station Road in Peterborough.

Great Northern Hotel in UK

Assael Architecture has secured outline planning permission from Peterborough City Council in the UK to redevelop Great Northern Hotel on Station Road in Peterborough.

The 20,700m² scheme will create a mixed used office-led quarter that reconnects the station to the city centre.

The project, on a 0.75ha site opposite Peterborough railway station, will also include revitalisation of the area around the station.

As per the plans, the 33-room Great Northern Hotel built in 1852 will be redeveloped into a seven-storey complex with cafes, office space and six apartments.

The plans will reconfigure the existing hotel by adding a new wing with 60 rooms and will create 51 associated car parking spaces.

Assael Architecture will also create a new public square at the station’s entrance and a new commercial building for cafe as well as retail use.

The project will also improve the pedestrian experience of moving between the station and Peterborough town centre.

The scheme will include building a pedestrian link to the city across Bourges Boulevard and landscaping the garden in front of the existing hotel.

Assael managing director John Assael said that the development is a key element in the delivery of the station quarter around Peterborough Railway Station.

"It will help to create an impressive and inviting gateway, connected to the centre and set in a new public realm," Assael said.

The development is expected to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Sustainable features of the development will include solar control measures in the facades to reduce energy consumption and ventilation systems with heat exchanges.

The scheme will also feature tree planting, a green roof and a sustainable waste management strategy.


Image: Great Northern Hotel will be redeveloped into a seven-storey complex with cafes, office space. Photo: Assael Architecture.