Plans to turn Birmingham’s Central Methodist Hall into major F&B destination get green light

By James McAllister

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Plans to turn Birmingham’s Central Methodist Hall into major F&B destination get green light

Related tags: Birmingham, Hotel, The Dean, Press Up Hospitality Group

Plans to turn Birmingham’s Grade II-listed Central Methodist Hall into a destination hospitality scheme with up to 150 hotel rooms and eight bars and restaurants have been approved.

Press Up Hospitality Group and sister company Oakmount have been granted the planning permission from Birmingham City Council for the Grade II* Listed Central Methodist Hall, which will launched under the group's The Dean brand.

TODD Architects have been appointed architects of the project, which includes a 150-bedroom hotel with eight new bars and restaurants at ground and basement levels, a gym, and events space.

Alongside TODD Architects, Heyne Tillett Steel (structural and civil engineering practice) have been selected to deliver the low carbon solutions to the site.

Built in 1904, the Central Methodist Hall became the Que Club in 1989, attracting major artists such as David Bowie, Daft Punk and Blur.

Despite becoming an important part of Birmingham’s musical and cultural scene, the club went out of use in 2017 and the building declined onto Heritage England’s At Risk Register.

"We are thrilled to have been granted planning permission for Press Up Hospitality Group’s biggest UK project to date in this iconic landmark building in Birmingham," says Jessica Carlyle-Clarke, head of business development and new opportunities UK at Oakmount and Press Up Hospitality. 

"This is the start of a very exciting time for the group."

Oakmount and Press Up Hospitality Group both form part of the parent company McKillen Corporation, which is led by Patrick McKillen Junior and encompasses a number of high end leisure and hospitality businesses across Ireland, the UK and internationally.

The Dean currently has locations in Dublin, Cork and Galway, is one of Ireland’s leading boutique, design led hotels. Birmingham will be the brand's first UK site. 

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