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Appeal: Air quality concerns do not preclude ‘underground’ London hotel

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Central London Investments Limited has been given the go ahead for the change of use of part of an underground car park to a 166-room hotel on Great Russell Street in London, despite concerns about the hotel’s ventilation scheme.

The London Borough of Camden Council’s chief concern related to the air quality of the scheme. The whole of Camden borough has been declared an Air Quality Management Zone.

Inspector David Prentis noted that being underground, the proposed hotel would be entirely reliant on a mechanical ventilation system, which would ideally draw in air intake from a high level where air quality is.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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