New bed and breakfast to replace Biarritz in heart of Hull gets the green light

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 16 Apr 2018

Planning permission for a new bed and breakfast in the heart of Hull has been given the go-ahead.

Plans for the 20-bed hotel in George Street were first submitted in December last year.

Rooms will be built around a central atrium, complete with trees, and will each have an en-suite bathroom.

The site, which used to house Biarritz nightclub and Hull's old Grand Opera House, is currently a car park, after an old building on the land was demolished back in 2015.

The plans for the new B&B – adding to Hull’s ever-growing hotel offering – have now been approved by Hull City Council.

The applicants said: “The proposed en-suite bedrooms would be accessed from a central planted atrium.

“The first floor rooms would be accessed via an external staircase. The proposed scheme would make no changes to the character or appearance of George Street.

“The proposal constitutes a sustainable development, and will make a positive contribution to the local economy within the town centre.”

The plans say the bed and breakfast would be well served by surrounding shops and cafes, and highlighted a bus link which stopped outside the site.

Ven-U in George Street could also become a hotel

Residents commented on the plans before they were approved by the council, and were largely in favour of the project.

One person said they “would support any development that would increase the activity in the area.”

The site was originally home to Hull’s Grand Opera House and Theatre, which dated back to the end of the 19th century.

It was later remodelled as the Grand Theatre Cinema, and then became the Dorchester Cinema. The Dorchester was demolished in 1987, and then became the Biarritz.

The city centre site is now set for its next chapter as a bed and breakfast hotel.

The plans have been given the green light by Hull City Council. Once work is completed, the new venture will add to the city’s offering for visitors.

George Street could also become home to 50-room hotel, comprising of a reception and bar .

The former Ven-U nightclub has laid empty since it closed its doors around five years ago, but could now have new life breathed into it.

You can see the full plans for the new bed and breakfast online by clicking here.

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