Plans revealed to transform derelict Hull hotel and tea room

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 15 Apr 2019

Plans have been revealed to breathe new life into a defunct Hull city centre hotel by transforming the building into flats.

Garden Mews Hotel and tea rooms in John Street, near Hull New Theatre, is set to be turned into two houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) with the 13 rooms inside set to be converted into one six-person house and another seven-person house.

The two-and-a-half storey premises are situated in the Georgian New Town Conservation Area but the building is not listed.

As part of the development by Astill Planning Consultants Ltd, which is based in Leicester, the houses will be “visually attractive” and “sympathetic to local character and history”.

In the planning statement, which is available to view on the Hull City Council website, it says: “The proposed change will enable the property to return back to its former residential use as two separate properties: number 13 and 13 John Street.

The tea room at The Garden Mews Hotel (Image: Peter Harbour)

“Thus, it will help to strengthen the residential character of the Conservation Area.

“The proposed development will also facilitate the removal of the incongruous and unsightly signage on the front and rear elevation of the property. 

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 “This will help to better reveal the property’s facades and this will make a positive contribution towards improving the rhythm of the street frontage between 11-29 John Street.

“As 11-29 John Street is identified as one of ‘the most important terraces’ in the Georgian New Town Conservation Area, this will help to enhance the character and appearance of John Street and the Georgian New Town Conservation Area.

“Additionally, through bringing 13-14 John Street back into use, the proposal will help to prevent the deterioration of the building’s appearance.

“Thus, it will make a positive contribution wards improving the physical condition of the property and the aesthetic qualities of the terrace between 11-29 John Street.

“Ultimately, this will make a positive contribution towards preserving and enhancing the Georgian New Town Conservation Area.”

All 13 bedrooms will have en suites with shared kitchen and dining facilities proposed for both properties.

The application will be considered by Hull City Council’s planning committee later this year.



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