Another new hotel for Bath?

How the new boutique hotel may look.

Bath seems to be in line for yet another new hotel with a planning application being lodged with B&NES to demolish the former Ralph Allen – Bath College building in the city centre – and replace it with a 206 bedroom unit with bar and restaurant.

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Here’s the existing Ralph Alen building wth its pitched roof facing James Street West.

The college buiilding was acquired by the Dominvs Group – a real-estate investment, development and asset-management company – back in June and planning permission given for change of use from educational  to office space.

Bath College had said the complex – opened in 1991 – was now surplus to requirments – with courses  lodged in the building having moved elsewhere – and that money earned from its disposal would be invested in the College.

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Here’s the hotel that may replace it!

They thought selling the building would ‘present an opportunity for sustainable office development to support growth’ but since then there appears to have been a decision to change direction and replace what is there with a purpose-built, Bath-stone covered boutique hotel. Something developers consider more appropriate for the area – which was heavily bombed in the last war.

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Howe the new hotel would sit on the streetscape. It’s at the bottom of the road – on the right.

The application is now open to consultation and you can access it via

https://isharemaps.bathnes.gov.uk/data.aspx?requesttype=parsetemplate&template=DevelopmentControlApplication.tmplt&basepage=data.aspx&Filter=^refval^=%2717/06214/FUL%27&history=3c5fb56bab9a47c3bd5fa998bce48688&SearchLayer=DCApplications