Bangor High Street could be home to a three-storey hotel should the application be successful.
The plans were submitted by Copley Square Ltd to turn Bangor’s current DVLA offices into a hotel. It would see a change of use of the offices into a hotel and then a three-storey extension to the building.
The DVLA offices will close in November 2013 seeing 12 jobs lost but with the option for the staff to move to the Swansea office. It is thought that the conversion into a hotel would provide a number of full-time and part-time jobs for the local community.
The hotel would comprise of 34 en-suite rooms on the second and third floors with both a lounge bar and a restaurant on the ground floor. Though it is unclear as to whether the hotel and bar would be available to guests only or the general public.
The firm responsible for the plans claim that the hotel would “enhance the tourist offer” of Bangor and that it makes sense for a hotel to be here, that it would be “appropriate at this location”.
Plans for the proposed hotel will be discussed over coming Bangor city council and Gwynedd council meetings.
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