Alteration to existing building and new extension and will provide 18 no. bedrooms in total. New extension consists of: i) Single storey block with flat roof and two roof lights to the west and north and houses support rooms, boiler room, laundry, utility, staff room, office, kitchen, food decant and dining area. ii) Two storey accommodation block with enclosed roof plant area (total 3-storey) to the North-East, it has a saltbox roof with roof light over the link with existing building and flat roof over accommodation part. This block consists of corridor with platform lift, storage, 16 no. ensuite bedrooms, two escape stairs, studio and office. The new building has a total gross floor area of 870 sq.m (including enclosed plant). Permission is also sought for works to the existing Hostel building, including demolition of store, laundry, shower room at the ground floor and 2 no. external sheds (85.5 sq.m in total). Alteration of the internal layout will include removal of existing stairs and remodelling of internal spaces. Refurbishment works will also include replacement of existing windows with new aluminium framed windows and painting of the existing facade. Refurbished building has a total gross floor area of 201 sq.m. Site works include repositioning of the pedestrian and vehicle access to the south centre of the site; provision of 6 no. car parking spaces located to the south of the building and 6 no. roofed bicycle spaces, (3 racks) located to the west of the building, enclosed waste area; new retaining wall to the North-West; provision of 4 no. of external disabled ramps and stairs; remodelling of existing site levels; removal of all existing trees; new fence; provision of walled garden to the rear of the building and all associated site works. The total gross floor area of new building and refurbished building is 1,071 sq.m. The total site area is 2,135.4 sq.m (0.527 acre) in extent.
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