Planning Approval and Listed Building Consent for Bourneville Hotel on Weymouth’s historic seafront

We are delighted that a WDA heritage & hospitality project has been granted approval in a prominent location on Weymouth’s historic esplanade. This is our secondĀ  approval within a month on Weymouth Sea front.

The approval followed extensive and positive consultation with Dorset Council’s Conservation and Planning Officers.

Originally a pair of Georgian houses, in the past these were combined to form a larger hotel. This was substantially altered in the Victorian era, with subsequent insensitive mid 20th century additions.

Our brief was to incorporate additional bedrooms into the hotel, modernise and improve the overall aesthetic of the building. The entire ground floor of the updated hotel will provide a large fitness and wellness spa, open to both residents and the public. A lift will be a much needed addition to improve accessibility.

This approval will remove many of the unsightly 20th century extensions and dated interiors. The exterior will be restored to its former glory and the interiors sensitively updated to suit the demands of future guests.

All the principal bedrooms and a new roof terrace, will have stunning East facing views over Weymouth Bay and along the Jurassic coast.


Before: The hotel in its current state – note the 1960’s inappropriate full width rooftop dormers.

Below: Sketch visual of the proposed hotel. Dormer windows are a feature of the seafront, we have designed replacements to better reflect the character of the building and context.

Published 29 May 2024

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