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TAG's plans for Hotel Chester have been approved. Credit: via BellPress

TAG gets approval for 142-room Chester hotel

The vacant Mecca Bingo Hall at Brookside Place adjacent to St Oswald’s Way will be partially torn down to make way for the development.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have approved TAG Chester’s plans for the seven-storey hotel, drawn up by DAY Architectural, which could be built by the end of 2026.

In the plans laid out by TAG, the mock Tudor frontage on Brookdale Place will be kept to house 8,000 sq ft of serviced office space.

Other parts of the 1930s building will be knocked down to be replaced with architecture that still reflects the city’s history.

Room is to be made for an active travel path between the 142-room development named Hotel Chester and the Shropshire Union Canal.

Other features planned for the hotel include a ground-floor restaurant with views of the waterfront, offering both indoor and outdoor seating.

TAG is also targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating with public realm improvements earmarked to improve the biodiversity of the area.

CWAC approved the plans by way of a delegated decision.

Up to 110 jobs could be created by the development, according to the plans submitted at the end of last year, with 80 of those jobs to start when the hotel is operational.

In addition to DAY, the project team includes Zerum, TPM Landscape, Futureserv, Adept Consulting Engineers, Donald Insall Associates, Arbtech, Orion Fire Heritage, NoiseAir, Element Sustainability, and Redmore Environmental.

To view the plans, search for application reference number 23/03823/FUL on CWAC’s planning portal.

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Good looking scheme with some nice detailing

By Faraday

Like Chester needs more hotel space

By BrianMcAtear

This looks very similar to the brickwork job that Renaker are building at First Street.

By Anonymous

I will I be getting a reduction in my council tax for putting up with the extra noise because I live very close, or maybe getting a rent reduction, nobody thinks of this when they put these new buildings up two years of more noise and disruption, it’s of no benefit to me whatsoever we have enough hotels in Chester already

By Paul

Mock Tudor frontage!!!?? Really!?!

By Caroline Robinson

Good

By Diana joseph

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