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Malcolm Payne Group was commissioned by Hortons’ Estate to extensively remodel a city centre block containing retailing, catering and hotel uses, rebranded as ‘The Burlington’. A new building has been constructed behind the Victorian and Edwardian facades which are prominent features of the city centre conservation area.
Three retail frontages at different levels are linked by a new split level shopping arcade and medium-sized two-storey retail unit. The arcade provides separate entrances to the 112-bedroom hotel, restaurant, gastro pub and new conference and banqueting centre. The lower levels of the building have been reconstructed to provide buffer areas and storage space, and the roof of the new build core building housing the conference and banqueting centre is designed to accommodate external plant, out of sight from the surrounding streets.