Buttress has been granted planning permission on proposals to convert 3-5 Northgate Street, Ipswich into an easyHotel.
The plans will see the Grade II listed property refurbished and converted into a 94-bedroom hotel.
The building was originally built as an assembly rooms in the 1800s but over time has served as a school, motorcar factory and clothing factory. Most recently it functioned as office space and nightclub, Groove, but has remained vacant since October 2013.
Gavin Sorby, Managing Director at Buttress, commented: “3-5 Northgate Street is an interesting building with a varied history that has sadly fallen into decline over the years. The designs we’ve proposed aim to bring it back into useful operation and create a new destination for people looking for affordable accommodation in the heart of Ipswich.”
Buttress is also involved in the development of easyHotels in Manchester and Birmingham and currently considering other sites with the Group.
Construction on the hotel is expected to complete late 2017.