Plans to redevelop the Grade II listed Grainger House into a luxury 19-unit aparthotel have been approved, originally planned as a 70-bed hotel.

The developer Gainford Group also own the Vermont Aparthotel on the Quayside, which offers a butler service and Rolls Royce chauffeur to guests in its 11 apartments.

A planning restriction on Grainger House limits guest stays to a maximum 90 days a year.

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