Wetherspoon adds more rooms to its Wolverhampton revamp plans

28th November 2023 | Jack Oliver

JD Wetherspoon has submitted revised plans for a pub in Wolverhampton which would see the creation of a further 25 hotel rooms and another floor.

The group’s earlier proposals for The Moon Under Water – which were approved in September – looked to redevelop the pub to create a 72-bedroom hotel as well as a heritage centre.

The pub giant had originally secured planning permission from the local council in March 2020 to add an additional floor to the pub as part of wider developments.

If approved by the City of Wolverhampton Council, the revised proposals will also see the creation of an additional 21 hotel rooms in a newly-built fourth floor, plus an additional four rooms in an extension over an existing flat roof.

The 40,000 sq ft space which sits above The Moon Under Water has lain empty for over 33 years after being home to an old Co-op store.

The building, which sits opposite the Grand Theatre, is set to benefit from a redevelopment of Lichfield Street laid out in Wolverhampton Council’s centre transformation programme.

City of Wolverhampton Council leader, councillor Stephen Simkins, said: “This revised planning application from Wetherspoon to develop additional hotel rooms on top of its already extensive original proposal demonstrates great confidence in our city and will breathe new life into an empty space at the heart of the city centre.”


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