Slatters Hotel - Under Demolition

We are pleased to report that demolition at the Slatters Hotel and former Ha-Ha Bar in Canterbury is now well underway. Outbuildings to the rear service yard have been demolished and the existing 1960’s three-storey main building, fronting St Margaret's Street, now has its scaffolding and is being taken down piece by piece.

Working alongside our client, Slatters Development Ltd, our proposal is for an exciting new development in the heart of the City centre, that aims to deliver a high quality 130 bed hotel and separate roof-top destination restaurant which will command spectacular views over Canterbury's historic roof-scape and the City's Cathedral.

The site is in a Conservation Area within the City walls and the project includes the restoration and refurbishment of two Listed buildings; forming part of the hotel. The previous hotel occupies the adjacent listed buildings at upper-floor level, a three-storey Georgian building that has been substantially rebuilt and a Victorian three storey building which is a rear extension of an earlier timber framed building. Currently standing in a poor state with structural damage, the buildings and façade are to be restored as part of the development.

Areas of archaeological interest lie within the site and extensive excavations will be undertaken and recorded as part of the project. This is a unique opportunity to bring back to life these two historic buildings and introduce a modern intervention inspired by the city's history.

The next stage of the works involve ongoing repairs to the Listed Medieval building and preparation of the site for the archaeological dig to begin.

We look forward to keeping you posted with the progression of this fabulous project.

Published on 11 April 2017