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Civic Society Comments on the Revised Proposal for the Royal Hotel

Submitted on 17 May 2018


In our objection letter of the 18 August 2017 the CS were concerned over the level of the raised lawn over the proposed car park. The lowering of the car park level thus retaining the listed Royal Hotel with a plinth is welcomed. The modification of the window design on the north elevation was welcomed so that the extension no longer appears as an extension to the recently constructed Law College building.  Improvements had also been made on the south elevation with patio doors on the ground floor, a combination of stone pier and plinths, hedging and metal fencing providing segregation from Spider Lane. Although the windows on the first floor still mimicked the Law College.

The reduction in the number of materials on the East elevation and a better vertically ordered ratio of solid to void on the existing building was welcomed.Unfortunately the society’s comments relating to the proposed heavy grey finish and yet another protruding glazed café/restaurant, although not so protruding, were not taken into account. In summary the CS accepted that improvements had been made to this modern/contemporary approach to the design of an extension to a listed building and it considered it did harmonise better than the original design with the architectural qualities of the listed building. (17/P/1721/F Update)


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