A FORMER hotel site in Bournemouth could be used for a six storey block of flats.

The triangular site off Upper Terrace Road had been used for parking but is currently boarded up.

A planning application for the site, opposite the Hilton and Hampton hotels and adjoining 1 Upper Terrace Road, has been lodged with BCP planners by Vivir Properties Ltd with public comments on the proposals open until November 25.

Papers with the submission say 26 of the flats would be two-bed, 5 one-bed with the project offering spaces for cycle parking and bins on the lower ground floor.

The site, which was once occupied by the Terrace Gardens Hotel more than 20 years ago, lies on the corner of Terrace Road and Upper Terrace Road opposite the Hamptons and Hilton hotels with Edmonsham House on the other side.

A planning brief for the building says that there would be a green / living wall surrounding the building at lower levels along the northern, southern and eastern boundaries with soft landscape proposed to the east and southern sides of the building.

Said the brief: “The area of Bournemouth where the site is located has undergone significant development and alteration over recent years, and the proposed redevelopment of this site will continue this regeneration to make optimum use of vacant brownfield land in this sustainable town centre location close to shops, services and facilities and good public transport links..

“Currently the site is vacant and boarded up, forming an unsightly gap within the street scenes of Terrace Road and Upper Terrace Road and does not contribute positively to the character or setting of the adjacent listed Victorian terrace building, nor the local distinctiveness of the surrounding area.”

The main pedestrian access to the site would be from Upper Terrace Road with the lower ground level flats having an entrance from Terrace Road.

Illustration of how the building might look, courtesy of David James Architecture/ Vivir Properties

Site location – courtesy of David James Architecture/ Vivir Properties