Wednesday, June 19, 2019

News: New cocktail bar set to be added to the mix


Spirits could be raised among cocktail lovers in Rotherham town centre if a neat set of plans for a new bar are approved.

Rothbiz reported earlier this month that a unit in one of the borough's most iconic buildings could be converted into a sports bar and now a planning application has been submitted to bring another nearby unit back into use.

Currently vacant, and most recently in use as a hair salon, applicant Paul Simms wants planning permission to convert a 2,400 sq ft unit in the Imperial Buildings in Rotherham town centre into a drinking establishment.

The restored Victorian, Grade II listed, Imperial Building was sold in a multimillion pound deal at the start of 2019.

It includes period glass shop frontages and internal galleries that complement the conservation area setting next to Rotherham Minster. 19 residential apartments were created on the upper floors.

The new bar in unit 5 is set to be called the Platinum Lounge & Bar.


The plans, drawn up by John Box Associates, show how what internal works are planned, including removing partition walls and the installation of new disabled toilet at lower ground floor which requires the relocation of the existing stairs access doorway, the only structural change.

Male and female toilets and a store are to be located in one side of the basement with the remaining basement to include relocated office and cellar.

The only external works, for which listed building consent will be required, is for new signage.

Rotherham Council has requested that a noise assessment be submitted for the proposed new use which considers potential impact on the residential accommodation above the unit. It concludes that the existing sound insulation performance is capable of attenuating sound into the flat above.

Images: Platinum Lounge & Bar Ltd


Mr me June 19, 2019 at 1:06 PM  

Great news, the imperial buildings as being crying out to be a bar and resteraunts complex, that's exactly what it would've been years ago in any other town city lucky enough to have such a building. To much thinking about shops, I'm afraid shops will never return, town centres are dieing all over country, Leisure is way forward, I believe the Forge Island project is the catylist to all the new bar plans, Long may it continue, things are looking up 👍

Anonymous,  June 19, 2019 at 4:41 PM  

I really hope these new pubs and bars succeed, there are at least three new ones up and coming, hopefully more to follow!
Does anyone know what’s happening to Rhinos ?

RichGods June 19, 2019 at 8:25 PM  

Just Amazing News....keep them coming I say

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