Restaurant to make way for student flats

Development: The porposal on Cable Street
Development: The porposal on Cable Street
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Plans to demolish a restaurant to make way for 90 student bedrooms have been submitted.

Lancaster SPV Ltd has applied to convert the former Georgian Club in Cable Street, Lancaster and demolish the existing Miyabi restaurant next to it to create the new student block. The proposal includes demolishing garages to the rear of the Georgian Club, which has been abandoned for the last 20 years, to create a new four and five storey building which will link to the existing Grade II Listed one fronting Cable Street.

If given the go-ahead, the scheme will comprise a total of 90 studio bedrooms - five in the existing one, and 84 in the new building – linked together by a glass atrium. Common Rooms, communal toilets, a laundry room and administration areas, as well as storage for 36 bikes will also be provided.

The application has been submitted by Reading based planning and design consultancy firm Barton Willmore on behalf of Lancaster SPV Ltd.

The company’s design and access statement said: “The site’s location within the Lancaster Conservation Area and the incorporation of the existing Grade II listed building into the development proposals mean that a design solution is required which both preserves and enhances the historic urban character.”