Plans have been submitted to Bath & North East Somerset Council by a developer hoping to convert the historic Pump Room in Bath into luxury student accommodation.
If approved, the Pump Rooms will be partially demolished, with a four-storey building built to accommodate around 100 students.
Scott Chegg, a spokesman on behalf of the developer, said: “Bath is a thriving city, and the lack of student accommodation across the area is really becoming an issue.
“By developing the Pump Rooms into luxury accommodation for students, we are helping to ease the burden on some of the more student-focused areas in Bath such as Oldfield Park.
“This city-centre accommodation will be ideal for those coming to the city to study, though there is a slight increase in cost compared to other locations.
“We believe luxuries including free access to the Roman Baths (which we are also hoping to redevelop in the future), Sky television in every apartment and hot spring water to bathe and shower in will be a real pull for wealthier students and their parents.”
The Grand Pump Room was built in 1789 and is a Grade I listed building. The building currently houses a restaurant.
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