Featuring 21 rooms, a restaurant, and rooftop landscape garden
Following this week’s sale of Headrow’s Red Leopard/Jubilee Hotel building earlier this week, plans have been submitted to Leeds City Council to develop a new brand new boutique hotel on Wellington Street, in the lot previously housed by Deep Blue.
The four-storey property sits between West Riding pub and Queens House, just behind the Majestic building, which is currently being transformed into 65,000sq ft of office and leisure space by Rushbond.
While it does reside in a conservation area, 36 Wellington Street isn’t itself a listed building, so plans to develop the property include partial demolition of the upper floors, converting the building into a five-storey property to match neighbouring Queens House.
Plans submitted by Pearce Bottomley Archietects (on behalf of external project management group The APM Ltd) state that the ground floor will be used as hotel reception and foyer, as well as a lounge and restaurant area.
The first, second, and third floors will feature a smart layout utilising the compact space for seven rooms per floor, with the fourth floor and roof featuring two zinc-clad towers linked by a terrace and landscape garden with a bar “open to the public to enjoy the building and entertainment”.
Benefits of the development outlined in the plans include creating employment for the community, providing “much needed” hotel accommodation in central Leeds, and saving the building from dilapidation.