Developer Espalier Property Ventures is proposing to build an environmentally-friendly 142-room, five-storey aparthotel, eight flats, and office space on the site of a car-rental business in Kennington, London.

The proposed aparthotel, set to be run under ASAP Member Lamington’s Room2 brand and creating 25 jobs, will include in-room kitchens and a café /cocktail bar open to the public.

There will be basement parking for Europcar rental vehicles, and electric vehicle charging points.

The developer’s planning statement states: “By discouraging existing housing from being used as AirBnB-type short term rentals, this will protect local housing”.

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