Royal Pier Hotel Proposal
Royal Pier Hotel Proposal to be Submitted for Planning Approval
CNM Estates has revised its proposals for the Royal Pier hotel site following the public consultation events in late 2009 and the devastating fire that destroyed the existing hotel in September.
Designed by Sir Terence Conran’s architects, Conran & Partners, the scheme has been substantially reduced in size from 12 to 7 storeys at its maximum height. It contains 63 spacious apartments with full concierge service and a stylish boutique hotel. The proposals include a new Captain’s Cabin bar, a restaurant with a large outdoor terrace, underground car parking and new shops and cafes on the promenade level. There is also a space dedicated to a lifeboat museum and visitor centre. The scheme also has an upper level promenade deck with 21st century beach huts built in to the wall, with stunning views across the water.
The proposed scheme has been designed to relate closely to the surrounding context, an example of which is the setting back of both the fourth and fifth floors, a detailing that allows for simplicity of form to stand comfortably alongside the neighbouring stone villas.
The façade of the building comprises a number of visual elements including the contrast of the rugged quality of the plinth and the crisp architecture of honed local stone and glazing.
The development of this site is considered a catalyst for regeneration within the conservation area with the proposed design providing the landmark that is needed for this important location.
Project Director Paul Zara states, “We are very excited to be at this stage where we can submit an application. We are working with CNM Estates on a series or projects, and this a bold and ambitious proposal which aims to build upon the recent activity in Weston. We work nationally and internationally in the hotel, residential and hospitality sectors and we have every confidence that between us we have designed a building worthy of this important site.”