New hotel taking shape.

 

Well l have got to say the old Kingsmead House site – on the corner of James Street West and Charles Street – is now rapidly taking on a new shape.

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A ‘phone shot – taken into the sun.

It’s gone from being the location for a derelict office block to a big hole in the ground – and now this vacant lot is being transformed into a £35 million pound four-star hotel  -creating around 120 local jobs.

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The old Kingsmead House from Charles Street

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A water-filled hole in the ground!

Scottish-based Apex Hotels – which operates eight sites across Edinburgh, Dundee and London – is building a 177 bedroom full service hotel with conference facilities. It’s due to open in 2017.

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Artist’s impression of new hotel.

The Apex City of Bath Hotel  will be the city’s largest hotel both in terms of conference and events spaces and number of bedrooms.

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From James Street West

The hotel’s conference room will hold up to 420 delegates which will be the largest in Bath and the 4-star hotel itself will have 177 contemporary bedrooms including family rooms and suites, some of which include balconies.

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Artist’s impression of foyer – complete with Bladdud pigs?

It will also be fully equipped with leisure facilities including a gym and pool as well as a stylish bar and restaurant.

See www.apexhotels.co.uk/

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