Plans have been submitted for a 39-suite apart-hotel in the centre of Farnborough.

House of Fisher, the serviced apartment division of Thames TAP partner T A Fisher, and Fishron Securities have applied to remodel and extend four-storey Lawrie House, an office building in Victoria Road.

Under the scheme submitted to Rushmoor Borough Council, the building will be extended at the rear and an additional floor added.

The recently refitted bank, where NatWest and RBS have been consolidated into one branch to serve the wider area, will be retained on the ground floor.

The 0.18-hectare site will include 23 parking spaces for guests. It is a short walk from Farnborough station and the town’s main shopping area.

A breakdown of the apartments reveals 11 studios, 19 one-bedroom, seven two-bedroom and two three-bedroom air conditioned suites with fibre Wi-fi and CCTV pre-installed and there will be amenity space and staff area on the first floor.

T A Fisher managing director John Fisher said: “The scheme will respond positively to the post COVID-19 world, with it being a House of Fisher dedicated building featuring coded access for self-check-in and with fully equipped kitchens for that self-contained home-away-from-home stay.

“House of Fisher has been awarded the Compliance Assured Provider GBR status from ISAAP (the International Serviced Accommodation Accreditation Process), a status we secured following independent assessments via ASAP (Association of Serviced Apartments Providers) which will now be introducing the initiative ‘ Stay with Confidence Promise’.

“The scheme recognises members who deliver an exceptional standard of hygiene and health and safety, all of which will be at the top of guests’ agenda looking ahead.

“There is also a guest lounge, co-working area and fitness room for exclusive guest use.

“Farnborough, with its exceptional communication network including the international airport, is a magnet for global corporates and already is home to a wide range of companies from key sectors.”

The team on the project includes Woolf Bond as planning consultancy and Harding Rose as architect.

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