The redevelopment, refurbishment and extension of the existing hotel structure facing onto Thomas Davis Street involving a change of use of ground floor from hotel to partial retail use to form a retail unit of 392sq.m (Unit 1) and a partial café/retail use to form a unit of 168sq.m (Unit 2), including ancillary storage and office to the rear. This development involves demolition on ground, first and second floor levels and will include the demolition of single storey function rooms, bars and storage areas, and the construction of an extension to incorporate retail units on ground floor and dwelling units over first and second floor and will include alterations to front, side and rear elevations of the hotel building. The total area to be demolished is approximately 2,287m2. The development involves a change of use of the existing upper floors [first and second floor] from hotel to residential use, with provision of 6 no. (2 bed) dwelling units, with access provided via existing western lane, through ground floor gate, to first floor common area and unit entrances. The development also includes the construction of a retail unit to the rear of the site of 672sq.m (Unit 3) with pedestrian access onto St. James’s Avenue to the east. Vehicular and pedestrian access is to be provided to the rear of the site [south] onto St. James’ Avenue. Pedestrian access from the lane to the west of the site will also be allowed, with a vehicular right of way for the credit union car park from Thomas Davis Street. Permission is sought for 21 no. car parking spaces plus 1 disabled and 1 set down and all associated site services including, but not limited to, plant [roof level], signage, landscaping and drainage etc. all at the Former Central Hotel
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