The initial concept includes a prestigious office building, university academic facilities, student accommodation and a boutique hotel. The proposals have also looked at a potential conference centre.
Contemporary in appearance, the designs of the proposed buildings will complement and contrast with the historic buildings in the immediate vicinity. The palette of materials for the new buildings will be kept simple, the elevations will incorporate stone to reflect the surrounding buildings. The scheme will create a series of high quality iconic buildings which will enhance the area.
The commercial block will provide up to 100,000sqft of grade A office accommodation rarely found outside of London and could be let as a single building or sub divided to meet the needs of specific occupiers.
Retail, bars and restaurants can be offered at Ground Floor and Plaza level.
Included on the site is the Grade II Listed Guildhall. Plans have been designed to transform this beautiful Victorian building, with grand internal spaces, into a high-end boutique hotel featuring 100-120 quality rooms, bars and restaurants.