The Dean

Hotel development
Including Food & Beverage use

34-44 Bedford Street, BT2 7FF

About The Dean

34-44 Bedford Street is a three-storey warehouse in cream brick (front elevation now rendered to mask repairs following bomb damage in 1975) with channelled stone ground floor, in which shops have been inserted. 34-44 Bedford Street housed numerous businesses including Larry’s Piano Bar, RE:PLAY Sports Physio Clinic, Pale Blue Dot, Deanes Deli, The Shop, and Harlem Café. 34-44 Bedford Street was built around 1865.

In December 2019, Domus UK Ltd submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) (LA04/2019/2809/PAN) proposing the demolition of existing buildings at no.s 27-37 Linenhall Street & 8-10 Clarence Street with demolition/alterations to the rear of nos.4-6 Clarence Street and 34-44 Bedford Street and the erection of an office building with retail and cafe use, associated car parking, public realm, and façade improvement works. This Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) was deemed acceptable. This £30m mixed-use development at 34-44 Bedford Street was earmarked to begin in winter 2020.

In February 2022, P McKillen of Bedford Way Limited, which is a sister company to Press Up Group, submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) (LA04/2023/2792/PAN) to develop a boutique hotel at 34-44 Bedford Street and 4-6 Clarence Street. The development proposal comprises 100 bedrooms, a two-storey rooftop extension, Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant and Terrace, and a 3 x 13m rooftop pool. TODD architects have been appointed to the project.

In March 2024, Bedford Way Limited submitted a planning application (LA04/2024/0483/F) proposing change of use from office and restaurant to hotel comprising of 88 no. bedrooms, two storey rooftop extension, restaurant and bar offerings, gym facilities, including new dormer windows on roof, internal and external refurbishment and alterations, and all associated site works.

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