Planning secured for Chester Roomzzz Aparthotel

Planning permission has been granted by Cheshire West and Chester Council for a four-star 64-bed aparthotel in Chester.

Roomzzz Aparthotel was advised by Turley on the plans, which will see the conversion of Norroy House, the former DVLA offices, in Chester city centre into the 28,783 sq ft hotel.

Turley provided planning and specialist heritage advice, with the building located within a conservation area, adjacent to the city's historic walls and a number of listed buildings.

Roomzzz was established in Leeds in 2006 and already operates six aparthotels in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle. As well as Chester, it will soon also offer accommodation in Liverpool and London.

Paul Manku, head of construction and development at Roomzzz Aparthotels, said: "Chester is bursting with history and is one of the top tourist destinations in England, making it the perfect location for our new aparthotel. We operate in the same way as a hotel, but with greater in-room living and kitchen amenities provide guests with a much more private and flexible staying experience – a home from home."

Anna Noble, a planner in Turley's Manchester office, said: "This was a complex application with Roomzzz Aparthotel wanting to add an additional storey to the building. We worked closely with the Council's conservation team to ensure a successful design and English Heritage supported the proposals."

Work on the Chester Roomzzz Aparthotel will begin immediately with the hotel expected to be opened in autumn 2014.

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