Min decision on hold

By Ben Carey on 28 August, 2020

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Planning Committee has deferred its decision on the future of Bath’s Mineral Water Hospital (The Min) until next month.

In November 2019, the owners of The Min submitted plans to convert the Grade II listed building into a 169-bed lifestyle hotel complete with a restaurant and spa.

The building’s owner, Singapore-based investor the Fragrance Group, revised the plans in early 2020 following objections from residents and official bodies.

At the most recent Planning Committee meeting it was decided to defer the discussion in lieu of a site visit. This course of action was prompted by technical difficulties experienced at the meeting which was held remotely.

Martin Rogers of the Global Hotels and Leisure Consultancy, on behalf of the Fragrance Group, said, “We will continue to work with Bath & North East Somerset Council and other stakeholders to help to secure the long-term conservation of an important heritage asset in Bath through redevelopment into a commercially viable hotel use.

“We are keen to press ahead with our plans so the new hotel can help contribute to the local economy, at the same time protecting and celebrating the building’s role in the history of the city.”

Pictured: CGIs of the proposals by Stride Treglown for the Fragrance Group.