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The Rowton Hotel, 145 Alcester Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B12 0PJ


Christie & Co, Birmingham
Hotel for sale

Key features

  • Walking distance from Birmingham City Centre
  • Attractive Grade II Victorian Gothic Hotel
  • Significant conferencing facilities
  • New government contract for 230 rooms
  • Projected gross annual income of £5,037,000
  • Planning permission for a further 150 bedrooms. Energy Rating Exempt.
  • Christie & Co Ref: 5842736

Property description

Tenure: Freehold


This substantial, detached, 6-storey Grade II Listed building was constructed in 1903 and is a fine example of Victorian Gothic architecture. In recent years, the property has befitted from investment and refurbishment, mainly in the public areas, and many bedrooms have been improved.


The hotel is located in a densely populated residential and commercial area of Birmingham. The hotel is situated less than 1 mile from the £500 million development, the Bullring Shopping Centre, which has some 160 shops and 25 restaurants (including Selfridges). The National Indoor Arena, International Convention Centre, National Sea Life Centre and Symphony Hall are all within approximately three miles. Birmingham is a major industrial and commercial centre with an estimated population of over one million residents (Office for National Statistics).

The hotel is approximately fifteen minutes’ walk from the city centre of Birmingham and there are excellent transportation links to the M6/M40/M42, the NEC and Birmingham International Airport (8 miles). Birmingham continues to benefit from an extensive regeneration programme which has augmented its status as Britain’s “Second City”.

Internal Details

Ancillary areas
Located on the lower ground floor:
• Substantial commercial kitchens with walk-in
fridges and freezers
• Dry store
• Wash-up area
• Sales and management offices
• Staff canteen

The current gross internal area is 90,095 with future proposed gross internal area being 109,255

Ground Floor

• Reception area with staircase and lift to upper floors
• Reception lounge (30)
• Naylors Bar (30)
• Princess Helena suite/restaurant (120)
The hotel has 13 function rooms, all located on the ground floor, with capacities ranging from 6 to 600 persons (see below). Several of the meeting rooms
benefit from air conditioning.

Parking Facility

The hotel benefits from secure underground parking for 57 vehicles

Letting Accommodation

We have been advised that there is a total of c. 250 en suite bedrooms, the majority of which are in use. The hotel has two lifts accessing all floors.
Arranged on the first to fifth floors, the bedroom split is as follows:
117 double bedrooms
62 twin bedrooms
1 triple bedroom
70 single bedrooms

Trading Information

Trading information will be provided to seriously interested parties following a formal viewing. The hotel has recently secured a lucrative government contract which comprises the following:

• 230 rooms to be let at a daily rate of £61 per room.
• Current projected gross annual income is £5,037,000
• Annual operating costs projected to be £1,682,442 per annum

Development Potential

The hotel has the potential to be converted into residential apartments subject to the relevant planning permissions and listed building consent.

Planning Permissions

Full planning permission was recently achieved for an additional 150 bedroom block, but has since lapsed.

Energy Performance Certificates



The Rowton Hotel, 145 Alcester Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B12 0PJ


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Bordesley Station0.3 miles
  • Birmingham Moor Street Station0.7 miles
  • Birmingham New Street Station0.8 miles

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