Another successful planning application – and some great praise

Royal Hotel Llanidloes Powys Hughes Architects

It’s the personal approach that makes all the difference. Last week we secured planning approval for the conversion of a former Mid Wales hotel into residential apartments.

The owners had attempted to sell the business as a going concern for several years but were never able to.

Instead, they considered an alternative use to keep the Royal Hotel in Llanidloes, Powys, as a part of the town centre. Its conversion into residential use would ensure more people are living in the heart of the community, using local businesses.

They turned to Hughes Architects for planning and building design ideas. With planning permission already secured for its change of use into residential accommodation, new plans were put together this year for it to become home to four self-contained apartments.

Architectural Technologist Henry Beddoes worked on the project, from initial design, with internal remodelling, to planning.

“The Royal Hotel had been owned and operated by our clients since 1992. It closed in 2015 and despite attempts to sell it as a going concern there was no interest,” said Henry.

“Our design and securing planning permission for four apartments will ensure the property provides good quality accommodation in the town centre with access to the local shops and businesses.”

Following planning approval, our client emailed Henry: “Your expertise, experience, professional approach…. have been reassuring from the start and evidenced by the successful outcome,” said our client.”