Plans to redevelop hotel into luxury retirement apartments in Poole given green light by committee

The Quarterdeck Hotel on Sandbanks Road in Poole was given an unanimous green light to be re-developed into luxury retirement apartments by the Borough of Poole planning committee today (17 November).

The decision means Renaissance Retirement will now demolish the existing hotel building and the house next to it and erect a total of 27 one and two bedroom apartments with landscape gardens, including 28 underground parking spaces.

It is anticipated that the construction will start early in the new year and take around 18 months to build.

Renaissance Retirement managing director, Robert Taylor, said: "It was a very satisfactory result and we are delighted. Support for our scheme has been very positive from locals so I'm sure the majority of people will be pleased.

"This is an ideal site for sheltered housing being next door to the park, within a short walk of local shops and on a main bus route."

Nick Watkins, development manager of Renaissance Retirement, said: "Judging by the large number of sales enquiries for our site as well as research conducted, there is considerable demand in Poole for this type of retirement accommodation."

Simon McFarlane, Associate Planning Director at Renaissance Retirement, added: "We are particularly pleased by the many favourable comments from people supporting our application who said that they liked the traditional appearance of the design which reflects the Arts and Crafts style.

"Many commented at our public exhibition that the proposal was 'well thought out' and 'impressive'".

Renaissance Retirement will be looking to start the build process in the spring of 2017.

To register your interest, and for further information, visit our Poole development page or Freephone 0800 625 0026.