The Royal Norwich
The former Royal Hotel is an iconic building situated in the heart of Norwich City. Constructed in 1897 by renowned Norwich Architect Edward Boardman (1833-1910), the hotel was at the centre of Norwich’s social and political life for most of the 20th century, and is a Grade II listed property today due to its heritage.
Studio Morens proposal aims to refurbish the Royal Hotel, changing its use into student accommodation; providing high quality, boutique accommodation to students within the city and once again placing this iconic building at the focal point of Norwich city centre. The team proposes to achieve this vision by carrying out a sensitive refurbishment and extension of the vacant upper floors.
The student accommodation would incorporate an interior design scheme based on a unique ‘local neighbourhood’ theme, enhancing the rich character and heritage of this landmark building, whilst bringing it up to 21st century standards.
This comprises 120 self-contained studio rooms, along with a range of communal and amenity spaces to provide a ‘best in class’ experience.
Efficiently space planned private living quarters are supplemented by complementary uses and collaborative spaces. Each serviced studio includes a bedspace, en-suite bathroom and kitchenette, along with a workspace and decent storage.
The collection of private studios are designed together with shared community spaces, laid out and distributed to maximise socialisation.
These unique amenity spaces appeal directly to the needs and interests of students and all residents have access to them.
An attractive feature of the proposed development will be an exciting roof top dining area for residents with stunning views of Norwich Cathedral.
- Keypoint Norwich Properties Limited
- Norwich, United Kingdom
- Pre-planning 2023
- Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA)
- 120 studio rooms