Images show plans for rooftop bar with views of Salisbury Cathedral

As previously reported, major plans for a five-star hotel development and a rooftop bar were revealed in October last year.

Adam Bennett from Ken Parke Planning Consultants gave Salisbury City Council’s planning committee an update on the plans on Monday, March 25.

Speaking to the Journal, Mr Bennett said the plans are progressing will, and that it is hoped a planning application will be formally submitted in around three months.

It could still be several years before the hotel reopens, with the new owners having to carry out extensive restoration works on the building once they had taken it over – at significant cost.


The hotel had closed in July 2022 after its operator Old Sarum Hotels Ltd went into administration.

The new owner and developer Brian Currie outlined his vision for his Cathedral Hotel in Milford Street. He urged support, saying: “Salisbury should not be a museum, it should be a living, breathing thing.”

The hotel is a grade II listed building and has an original staircase which runs up through the building. The intention is to add to it, and strip it back and restore it.

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