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Old November 16th, 2012, 01:52 AM   #981
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We haven't seen this have we..

New hotel and returant in a refubished and extending building in Newtown.

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Application Number 2012/05525/PA
Application Type Full Planning
Site Address Floors To Go House 74 New Town Row Birmingham B4 6HA
Proposal Alterations to existing building, change of use and two storey extension to create a five storey building providing a 60 bed hotel and restaurant with ancillary car parking
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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:59 AM   #982
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'Floors to Go House, Newtown'.

Now there's an enviable address. I fear this could be a hotel too far!
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Old November 16th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #983
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'Floors to Go House, Newtown'.

Now there's an enviable address. I fear this could be a hotel too far!
Will it be laminated throughout?
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Old November 16th, 2012, 01:43 PM   #984
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It's ok - more jobs and bedrooms.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #985
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A bit of a non-story from Business Desk, appears that the hotel side of the business is unaffected:

BREAKING NEWS: Holding company behind Hotel du Vin and Malmaison heading into administration

THE company behind Hotel du Vin and Malmaison is set to appoint administrators.

The MWB Group, which also owns 75% of serviced office provider MWB Business Exchange, says the problems affecting the parent company would have “no impact” on the trading of the hotels, and that both businesses were “continuing to trade in line with expectations”.

Both Hotel du Vin and Mailmaison have operations in Birmingham. Hotel du Vin is in Church Steet in the heart of the Colmore Business District while Malmaison is situated at the Mailbox.

MWB said it has filed a notice of intention to appoint two insolvency practitioners from Deloitte as joint administrators after talks to find a buyer for its 26 hotels or a new investor had so far failed.

A statement said: "It should be noted that this proposed appointment of administrators only relates to MWB Group Holdings Plc.

"MWB Malmaison Holdings and its subsidiaries, which together own and operate the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin hotel chains, and MWB Business Exchange and its subsidiaries, which together own and operate the Business Exchange serviced offices business, are not being placed in administration and are expected to continue trading normally."
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Old November 16th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #986
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can only see Premier Inn being interested in the former floors to go one, seem to be the only hotel brand willing to take a punt on outside areas

have a feeling it may be a pointless app and never see any true movement on it
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Old November 24th, 2012, 12:29 AM   #987
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Anyone know if theres any movement on this site? as its also been mentioned on a few sites...

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JQ Hotel Birmingham
Principal International are delighted to announce the release of an exciting new hotel investment opportunity in Birmingham's vibrant Jewellery Quarter.

This fantastic 4* boutique JQ Hotel will be operated by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts; a premier and established hotel operator with 45 hotels in the UK and many years of experience in the Birmingham hotel market.

Priced at just £89,950 these rooms are 23% below a recent RICS valuation and offer 50% non-status finance with just £26,985 required at exchange. Investors will receive an excellent return based upon the net profit from all areas of the guest spend attributed to the room, not just the room income, for example, food and beverage. This is projected at up to 11% net, however investors have the comfort of a minimum guaranteed return for the first 2 years whilst the hotel is established.

The investment also features a guaranteed and profitable buy back from the 4th anniversary from completion. Investors will have peace of mind that their deposits are protected by an insurance policy for the duration of the build.

There is a severe shortage of 4* hotels in the Jewellery Quarter, with just one hotel currently supplying market demand. There are a number of 3* hotels within the area, which are lower end budget hotels, many of which are in immediate need of refurbishment, therefore the JQ Hotel will be highly competitive in the Birmingham market. The comparable room rates demonstrate how competitive the JQ Hotel will be.

The JQ Hotel is situated on Carver Street, close to the city centre, with excellent road, rail and air links; Birmingham New Street station is just 1 mile away and Birmingham International Airport is just 11 miles away.

The JQ Hotel will uniquely feature on-site car parking for guests, which is a rarity for city centre hotels. The hotel will widely appeal to the conference and events market, as many would prefer to stay in a more central location, but aren't currently able to as of the lack of hotels with car parking.

Birmingham is one of the leading UK markets for the conference and events industry, which is fuelled by the NEC Group, attracting over 4 million visitors per year. The Birmingham NEC is the largest exhibition centre in the UK and welcomes over 2 million people per year; the ICC is one of Europe’s leading conference venues, with 300,000 delegates per year; the LG Arena is a major entertainment arena and is one of the busiest music venues in the world, with over 900,000 visitors per year and the National Indoor Arena is a large sports, entertainment and exhibition venue attracting up to 1 million visitors per year.

The Birmingham hotel market frequently displays signs of frustrated demand created by Birmingham's conference and events industry during key events, which results in an increase in the revenue per available room (RevPAR).

Birmingham has seen growth in its tourism market for visitors from within the UK. Tourists are attracted to the vibrant Jewellery Quarter as of its proximity to the city centre and it also has a wide selection of bars and restaurants. Birmingham is the UK’s third largest retail centre and is home to the famous “Bullring”, which is the UK’s busiest shopping centre and is just over 1 mile from the hotel.

The lack of supply of 4* hotels, the location of the hotel and car parking presents the opportunity for the JQ Hotel to achieve higher than average room rates and occupancy for the Birmingham hotel market.

Availability is strictly limited; therefore we would recommend that investors act promptly to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity.
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Carver Street eh? Considering that the Assay Office is to take the plot intended for a hotel in the St Georges development, the developers may have chosen a new plot for a new hotel.

Alternatively, there's a site behind the George & Dragon pub which is on hold which I remember a hotel application going in for, but I'm not sure there's much room for the on-site parking the article mentions.

The render gives nothing away as it looks nothing like Carver Street....
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Old November 24th, 2012, 12:30 AM   #988
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JQ Hotel to open in Birmingham next year
13/11/2012 01:00:00


JQ Hotel is a new four-star boutique hotel planned to open in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. It will be operated by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts and is expected to open by autumn 2013. JQ Hotel will open with 82 bedrooms, a restaurant and bar and with meeting facilities. JQ Hotel will be located in Carver Street with private parking.

JQ Hotel is around one mile from Birmingham New Street Station and within walking distance of ICC Birmingham and the National Indoor Arena.

The Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham dates back 250-years with Europe's largest concentration of businesses involved in the jewellery trade and producing 40% of all the jewellery made in the UK. The area is now being transformed into an urban village and hub for creative businesses, whilst maintaining its heritage with over 200 listed buildings. It currently has over 100 specialist jewellery retailers alongside a wide variety of bars and restaurants.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 12:35 AM   #989
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Looks awful, shame some thought hasn't gone into the exterior. Lots of artistic license with the trees and grassed areas too
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Old November 28th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #990
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News from Business Desk, hadn't realised the Fort was one of the hotels being closed:

GVA appointed to find occupier for hotel at Fort Dunlop

PROPERTY advisor GVA has been appointed to seek an occupier for the hotel at Birmingham’s Fort Dunlop scheme.

In August the hotel’s present occupier Travelodge ran into financial difficulties and agreed a deal to cut its debts substantially. Some £235m of bank debt was written off and new investors were found.

But Travelodge said it wanted to find new operators for 49 hotels.

Opened in 2006, the 100-bed Fort Dunlop scheme hotel occupies the blue-clad ten-storey extension to the original Dunlop building.

Ben Brown principal surveyor at GVA’s hotels and leisure team, said: “Fort Dunlop is one of Birmingham’s most prestigious and widely recognised buildings and this opportunity offers the potential for huge exposure.

“While {scheme developer} Urban Splash is primarily looking to re-let the hotel to a new operator, they are also willing to consider management contract proposals.”

Urban Splash’s Nathan Cornish said: “The hotel element at Fort Dunlop represents an eye-catching addition to what is a national landmark. The availability of this space is an unrivalled opportunity for an ambitious hotelier to expose its brand to one of the busiest sections of motorway in the UK.

“We would be open to altering the striking blue render to link into the corporate colours of the operator taking the space.”
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Old November 28th, 2012, 02:22 PM   #991
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More from Business Desk:

Radisson Blu revamps conferencing facilities to attract new business

A BIRMINGHAM hotel has revamped its conference facilities in a bid to attract new business.

The Radisson Blu has launched new service offering Experience Meetings. The one-stop-shop approach combines the meeting essentials of food, connectivity and breakout rooms, with the intangibles: service, satisfaction and sustainability.

Chris Pike, the hotel’s general manager, said: “In launching Experience Meetings, we aim to position ourselves as a leader within the area when it comes to meetings and events, providing that crucial point of differentiation for our hotel.

“We are proud to have an offering that we genuinely believe will provide meeting planners and delegates with the highest level of consistency in both product and service.”

The core components of Experience Meetings include: Brain Food, Brain Box and Connectivity.

Brain Food is an innovative and responsible catering solution developed by chefs and nutritionists. It comprises fresh, well-balanced and primarily locally sourced low-fat and low sugar items, with lots of fresh fish, whole grain products, fruit and vegetables that keep blood sugar levels constant and help delegates to maintain concentration and to lower stress levels.

Brain Box is a breakout room designed to elevate efficiency and stimulate creativity. It is equipped with flexible furniture, including movable lounge chairs and cushions, with adjustable light systems and special tools including plexi--glass walls to write on.

The third element, Connectivity, offers free WiFi for all guests and meeting delegates and the bandwidth has been increased to 100MB to make the service faster.

Delegates can also participate in engaging Responsible Business activities and make their meeting paperless. An automatic offsetting of the carbon dioxide emissions from any meeting is also being offered.

Experience Meetings is a brand-wide initiative available in over 255 participating Radisson Blu hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including 24 in the UK.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #992
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News from Business Desk:

Birmingham hotel market far from Fawlty in a tough market

THE Birmingham hotel market has demonstrated resilience in a tough year, a new study has concluded.

Hospitality and leisure sector analysts at PwC said occupancy rates rose to 61% in August 2012, which was up from 59% in the same month last year. This was despite foreign visitors being put off from visiting the UK due to the Olympics, claimed the advisor.

Data provided by STR global the average daily rate (ADR) for hotel rooms in Birmingham rose to almost £45 in August 2012, up slightly on the same month last year. Revenue per room (RevPAR) during the month also increased to £27, up from £26 in 2011.

Matthew Mullins, partner and hospitality and leisure sector expert at PwC in the Midlands, said: “It is encouraging to see that occupancy, ADR and RevPAR rates at Birmingham hotels all rose slightly in August compared to the same month last year, despite the tough trading conditions.

“Hoteliers and leisure sector investors are still contending with the aftermath of the financial crisis and have had to adapt to a lack of consumer spend. They have therefore been unable to pass price increases through the market.”

He said PwC was expecting current occupancy and ADR rates in cities like Birmingham to continue during the year ahead.

“One-off events such as the Jubilee and the Olympics have had a positive effect on London with record ADR rates but outside of the capital the impact has been more erratic,” he added.

“Coupled with the persistent wet weather in the first part of the year, demand for hotels in areas outside London has been dampened, more so for mid-range hotels rather than for those at the top and value ends of the market.”

A growing trend in London to open either high-end, boutique or branded budget hotels offering lower rates to gain market position has led hoteliers across the UK to recognise they need to differentiate their offering, he added.

“At present, the outlook for the hotel sector in cities like Birmingham in 2013 is broadly flat, with most hoteliers maintaining their current outlook. Hotels in the city therefore need to clearly identify their offering and avoid the middle ground in order to capitalise on opportunities for occupancy growth and higher revenue.”
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Great news, and the reason why we are seeing so many hotel proposals
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 03:00 PM   #994
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Bloc to roll out affordable designer hotels across UK

21st December

By Kat Spybey

Bloc Hotels is gearing up for a UK-wide rollout and has obtained a finance package for its second hotel at Gatwick airport.

The group opened its first 73-bedroom hotel in Birmingham in April last year. It has obtained a £7m development funding package from Natwest to develop its second site, which links directly into Gatwick’s south terminal.The 244-bedroom hotel will be worth £12m on completion and is due to open in summer 2013.

Bloc offers rooms for around £45 a night. As demand for design-led, affordable hotels rockets, the hotel developer and operator is now seeking to open a portfolio of 10 hotels before the end of 2017, totalling around 2,500 rooms. It plans to extend this to 5,000 rooms by 2020.

The hotels are developed in a factory as complete rooms and then slotted into place. They can be manufactured in three months and put together in just eight days.

The group aims to capitalise on the conversion of secondary office space to other uses and is targeting both city centre freehold and leasehold opportunities.

The first step of the expansion involves extending the existing £3.5m Birmingham hotel by more than a third.

Bloc has bought the 15,000 sq ft property next to its existing hotel on Caroline Street for around £400,000 and has planning consent to convert it into 28 larger rooms, each with a kitchenette and lounge.

The average Bloc room is around 10 sq m, but the enlarged rooms will be double this. The extension is expected to open in September.


Bloc is looking at sites for new hotels in London, Edinburgh, Brighton, Manchester and other airport and transport hubs. It is focusing in particular on the capital, where it anticipates that it could ultimately operate up to 10 hotels.

It is also considering expanding into the US and is keen to find sites in Brooklyn, New York, and Yale in New Haven.

Rob Morgan, founder and director of Bloc, said: “This is something that is scalable globally, so if you are in a particular location and see a Bloc hotel you will know what you will get, much like McDonald’s or Starbucks. That’s what we want to achieve. We want international scale and brand awareness.”

Bloc will also pioneer new mobile technology at the Gatwick hotel, which will enable occupants to control the lighting and air conditioning within their room from their smartphone.
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I'm guessing the extension is underway now then?
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 06:21 PM   #996
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Think this one slipped through....

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Plans have been submitted for a new £15 million serviced apartment scheme on the site of the former Science Museum in Birmingham.

Irish operator Staycity and property developer RO St Bernards have proposed a 190 bed development on Charlotte Street in the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area.

The new application follows the principles established by a 2006 planning consent for a five storey building wrapping around the Whitmore Warehouse, which used to house the Science Museum.

The site has lain derelict since the closure of the museum in 1997 and the developers had originally planned a residential development.


John Griffiths, of joint letting agents GBR Phoenix Beard, said: “ROSB has been working tirelessly to attract occupiers to the site following the collapse of the housing market in 2008 and Staycity represents a major boost not only to the site but to the economy of the Jewellery Quarter and city as a whole.”

The planning application will be heard on December 20, with work expected to start on site early in the new year.

The scheme is scheduled to open in 2014 and will complement Staycity’s other operation in the city at the Arcadian Centre, Hurst Street.

Andrew Fowler, of Staycity, said: “We are delighted with the performance of our existing hotel in the Arcadian Centre and have been looking for a second site in Birmingham for some time.

“The site on Newhall Square is ideal for business, leisure and family guests, being just a short walk from New Street and Snow Hill stations and with pedestrian links via the canal towpath to Brindleyplace, the National Indoor Arena and Sea Life centre.”

Following demolition and remediation on the Charlotte Street site, including the retention and refurbishment of two listed buildings, ROSB completed the first phase of the development in 2009, which includes a 100-bed Travelodge hotel and 20,000 sq ft of offices let to NSPCC, MADE and the Ormiston Academies Trust.

Chris Bond of Property 252, ROSB’s advisors on the project, said: “This will be one of the first developments in the recently announced enterprise zone and so will not only transform a derelict site, attract more visitors to the city, create new jobs and inward investment but the additional income the council will receive under Enterprise Zone legislation from the additional business rates will provide much needed investment for infrastructure projects elsewhere in the city.”

The apartments will accommodate more than 700 guests a night, generating around £13 million per annum for the city, developers claim.

Craig Satchwell, of joint letting agents Colliers International, said: “To date many of the larger lettings in the city have seen occupiers consolidating or upgrading premises. Staycity’s expansion in terms of a second larger hotel is therefore to be welcomed.”

Keith Stanley, operations director at the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust, added: “We welcome the on-going regeneration of this key site in the Jewellery Quarter, with its ability to provide jobs and stimulate the local economy.

“A sensible approach from all parties has created a scheme that will work in economic terms and yet helps preserve and enhance the unique character of the Jewellery Quarter.”
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 06:56 PM   #998
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the pigger images shows no groundfloor uses... is it purely a car park?
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Seems you guys havent picked up on this one either....

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Web Reference: pp-02267320
Application Date: 28-Nov-2012
Planning Application Reference: P12/1521

Registration Date: 29-Nov-2012
Decision Date:
Application Type: Full Planning Permission

Area: Development Control - South
Ward: Lye and Stourbridge North

Main Location: Former Cox Hire Ltd, Land at Birmingham Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1JR

Proposal: Erection of hotel and pub/restaurant, new access off Birmingham Street with associated parking and landscaping.
Status: Registered application

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