GHA to regenerate Slatters in Canterbury

Guy Hollaway Architects have been appointed to regenerate the derelict Slatters Hotel in St Margaret's street, within the City walls of Canterbury, Kent. The building, which is listed and owned by Canterbury City Council, runs along the Marlowe arcade and will accommodate a new hotel with a retail and restaurant on the ground floor. St. Margaret's street is a central location to Canterbury's historic city centre, only a minutes walk from the world famous Canterbury Cathedral that attracts over a million visitors each year. The original hotel is comprised of a listed building and a 1970s eyesore. The listed component. which is currently being supported by an external steel frame, is to be retained - whilst the eyesore will be demolished. Slatters sits on an old historical site of archaeological interest, positioned over the old site of a roman amphitheatre. The listed building remains an integral part of the vision for the scheme; to create a new building rising out of the old, and retain the historical faćade.

Published on 20 September 2014