Fragrance UK – the hotel group who have just had their plans for the old Mineral Water Hospital’s transformation approved – say they hope to start work on developing a 160 bed hotel on the site in Bath as soon as possible..
The regeneration will be led by Fragrance UK – Bath Ltd, part of The Fragrance Group. The plans set out the transformation of the site into a luxury 160-bed hotel with spa facilities, meeting spaces and outdoor green spaces. As well as delivering the rejuvenation of the Grade II* listed building, the project will deliver an economic boost for Bath as part of the city’s post-COVID economic recovery, investing approximately £35m into the local economy and creating up to 120 new jobs.
The design team for the Fragrance UK’s revised proposals was led by award winning Bath-based architects Aaron Evans Architects, who have an extensive track record of designing and delivering developments of exceptional quality in the city of Bath over the past 40 years.
Fragrance UK’s plans for the heritage site will also support biodiversity through a range of planting as well as using green walls and roofs to boost the site’s sustainability credentials.
Martin Rogers, on behalf of Fragrance UK – Bath Ltd, said: “We are delighted that members overwhelmingly approved our revised proposals to rejuvenate and sensitively extend Bath’s Royal Mineral Water Hospital, helping to secure the long-term future of this cherished heritage asset.
Our revised proposals sought to respond positively to the concerns which were raised during the determination of the previous application for the site, representing a significant amount of engagement with officers, statutory consultees and other stakeholders.
We look forward to commencing work as soon as possible and helping to support Bath’s post-COVID recovery through significant investment into the local community and creation of much needed new jobs.”