Cardiff Council has granted planning permission to boutique property company, Portabella, to redevelop the site of Churchills Hotel. The application will see the original Grade II listed hotel buildings restored into two houses plus the construction of a further seven large five and six bedroom family houses.
Regency in style, the buildings were reportedly constructed during the mid 19th century by Turner and sons, builders of considerable repute who built many of Cardiff’s most prominent landmark buildings, including much of the Civic Centre and City Hall.
Having originally been constructed as two houses, it was converted to a hotel and initially named the Llandaff Hotel before being renamed as Churchills Hotel during a substantial reinvention in the 1970s.
The hotel was put up for sale by its owner, SA Brain, earlier this year, as part of a rationalisation programme. It will continue to trade until 31st July whereafter Brains are understood to have re-deployed the former staff in others of their establishments.
The new development has been designed by Chris Waterworth of leading Cardiff firm, CW Architects, whose modern house styles are informed by the architectural style of their prominent neighbours but yet make their own modern statement.
David Loosemore, managing director of Portabella said “We are delighted to have secured this iconic site and we are really excited to be restoring the buildings to their former glory whilst also creating contemporary houses able to sit harmoniously alongside.”
“The hotel plans to continue trading until the end of July. We hope to be able to start on site in August and estimate the project will take about 12 months.”
For further enquiries, please contact Peter Reilly at Portabella on 0845 644 8774.