Town centre aparthotel plans unveiled

Plans have been submitted to transform the upper floors of a prominent building in Harrogate town centre into a new aparthotel.

Owners of the building on James Street, Countrylarge, recently confirmed that fashion and lifestyle retailer, Oliver Bonas, would take the ground floor of the building.

These plans for the 17-room aparthotel are designed to complete the rejuvenation of the property.

It will be run by sustainable operator Beyond, which specialises in running carbon neutral aparthotels, that offer healthier spaces for both guests and staff to enjoy.

Antony Rosindale from Countrylarge, owners of the building, said: “This planning application will complete the transformation of the building and bring economic benefits to the town centre. It is a great way to fully utilise the whole building and we are very excited to have Beyond operating it for us.

“Our aim is to get started as soon as we can, and we already have a contractor lined up to complete the conversion.”

James Fry, founder of Beyond, added: “Harrogate is a fantastic place and we are thrilled at bringing our sustainable, carbon neutral operating model to the town. This building is ideally placed so people can enjoy everything that Harrogate has to offer.”

The professional team involved in the project include architect Corstophine + Wright, planning consultant Quod, conservation consultants Woodhall and lawyers Schofield Sweeney.

The conversion of the upper floors into the aparthotel will start as soon as possible, if planning permission is granted.