BOURNEMOUTH’S Trouville Hotel could be given a new lease of life as another developer appears to have taken it on. 

The hotel in Priory Road, West Cliff, closed down earlier this year, with the hotel owner Meridian Hotel Group going bust owing nearly £1m. 

Planning permission was given for the site back in 2019 to demolish the hotel and replace it with a six-storey block of 10 holiday flats and 35 residential flats 

Since then the developer East Cliff-based ABQ Leisure has not started demolition work.

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But now Moordown-based Prime Space Properties has shown an interest in the building with a new planning application. 

Planning permission for a new block of holiday and residential flats remains, however the new developer has applied to remove or variation some conditions attached when approval was initially given. 

This includes the removal of basement parking that the initial developer had been given planning approval for. 

A design and access statement prepared by Chapman Lily planning consultants explained this change is to bring the application more in line with BCP Council’s parking guidelines. 

It means that whereas the approved scheme had 87 parking spaces, with two layers of basements comprising 30 spaces each, the council’s parking policy adopted in 2021 means only 46 spaces can be given. 

Prime Space Properties was contacted for more details but declined to comment.  

Bournemouth Echo: The Trouville Hotel has closed after the Meridian Hotel Group Ltd has ceased trade.

Meanwhile, on the last approved application, the hotel stated the viability of the site as a hotel was in decline. 

Meridian Hotel Group ceased trading on January 1 and a sign was shortly placed outside the hotel alerting guests to the closure. 

A string of businesses and agencies are listed as creditors owed money on Companies House by the liquidators, including AFC Bournemouth, BCP Council and HMRC. 

In total, 85 creditors are owed a combined £919k, but the liquidators believe just £6,801 could be realised from the sale of assets. 

When it was open, Trouville Hotel was described as a “family and pet-friendly hotel in the heart of Bournemouth filled with warmth, character and decades of memories”.