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House of Fisher has submitted plans for a brand new 39-suite Aparthotel in central Farnborough, Hampshire.

The application to remodel and extend the four-storey office building ‘Lawrie House’ in central Farnborough has been submitted to Rushmoor Borough Council. The proposed plans include extending the rear and adding an additional fifth floor. The recently refitted ground floor will be retained by the consolidated Natwest and RBS bank branch.

The Aparthotel will be ideally situated, a short walk from Farnborough train station and the town’s main shopping centre. 23 parking spaces for guests have been proposed and the development is in close proximity to many local business parks and Farnborough Airport.

A variety of guest requirements will be fulfilled by the range of serviced apartments, being broken down as 11 x studio, 19 x 1bed, seven x 2bed and two x 3bed apartments. Future guests will benefit from exclusive access to the guest lounge, co-working area and fitness room.

House of Fisher managing director Trine Oestergaard said: “We have been planning this for some time, so it’s great to see the application in process even though our whole industry has been through a challenging time during the COVID-19 crisis. This project will be very exciting for all of us, as we get to be a little more creative with the likes of interconnecting rooms, common areas and new designs. We work very closely with our parent company and developer T A Fisher to make sure that our corporate guests are at the centre of our decision making. This really will be a very exciting project for us, as we look to expand our offering in Farnborough, a location where we already perform strongly through our serviced apartments at Solstice House and Equinox Place.”

The new aparthotel will be a welcome and required addition to the House of Fisher portfolio of over 200 serviced apartments across 11 Thames Valley locations including Reading, Newbury, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Basingstoke, Camberley and Farnborough.

In light of the changing travel requirements following COVID-19, the new scheme will incorporate coded access for self-check-in and will have the added benefit of air conditioning and some interconnecting units. All House of Fisher guests already benefit from the ability to self-contain comfortably within a true ‘home from home’ environment featuring fully-furnished apartments, kitchens and 24/7 guest service support.

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