Tender to convert Carlisle’s Corner House Hotel into luxury accommodation

PLANS have been submitted to convert the operation of a hotel in Carlisle into luxury 11-bed shared accommodation.

Carlisle City Council has received a change of use application to convert the Corner House Hotel into shared accommodation.

In its planning statement, the applicant, Vindamora Property Limited, defined the multi-occupancy home (HMO) market.

“The market for this HMO is aimed at professionals in the area and aligns with the Heaney Homes portfolio of high-quality luxury shared living spaces.

“Heaney Homes, the managing agent in the North of England for shared living, includes in the ASTs that any persistent anti-social behavior will result in the termination of the ASTs to ensure community cohesion.”

The accommodation will feature three separate shared living areas beyond the HMO minimum standards.

Alterations will be made to the property to ensure it is an efficient business.

“The property will comply with building regulations. A period of updating the property will include more efficient central heating and hot water systems, improved fire detection systems and modernization of shared living areas. Raise the standard of accommodation in the region.

Vindamora said it offered “great living space combined with large to very large bedrooms”.

They said: “As the guest house can accommodate 20 people (10 bedrooms), we are looking to create 11 single en-suite bedrooms. This will reduce the impact of traffic and reduce short-term traffic on the street.

A covered and secure bike rack will be available at the rear of the property.

Regular maintenance will be carried out by an in-house maintenance team and common bins backing directly onto the highway will be in place.

The claimant added: “Cleaners visit properties weekly/fortnightly to ensure high standards of properties.”

The public can view and comment on all applications submitted to City Council for approval.

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