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Application to convert King George VI pub into shop and flats

Posted on Tuesday 20th May 2014 at 8:55 am by SH (Editor)

Filton's King George VI public house undergoing redevelopment.

The King George VI public house, on the corner of Filton Avenue and Station Road, looks set to be converted to a retail outlet after a ‘change of use’ planning application was submitted to South Gloucestershire Council.

The application, made by Brewers, a national chain of decorating material suppliers, seeks permission to change the use of the building from ‘public house’ (Class A4) to ‘retail’ (Class A1) and also foresees the provision of four self-contained flats on the first floor of the property.

In a ‘design and access statement’ submitted as part of the application, the company’s agent writes:

“The pub has obviously failed to survive in the recent poor and sustained economic climate.”

“In the light of the current employment climate and the need for housing, we feel the proposal is not unreasonable – creating both jobs and accommodation.”

Subject to approval, the new owners will operate the ground floor as a shop, leaving the flats above for rental.

A total of 37 parking spaces will be provided at the site, with some being designated for use by tenants of the flats and the others for use by staff and customers of the shop.

Public consultation on the planning application runs until 6th June.

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Mystery surrounds closure of Filton’s King George VI pub

Posted on Tuesday 22nd May 2012 at 5:07 pm by SH (Editor)

The King George VI public house on Filton Avenue, Filton, Bristol.

Filton’s King George VI pub, on the corner of Filton Avenue and Station Road, has closed in mysterious circumstances.

A neighbour told The Journal that the pub had closed to the public on Friday 11th May, when contractors moved in to secure the premises. Windows on the ground floor have been covered with white film, while a side door and some of the first floor windows have been boarded up.

The electricity supply to the pub is reported to have been cut off the following Monday (14th May).

The pub is understood to have been well frequented by workers from nearby factories and offices, such as Airbus and MoD Abbey Wood. It also benefited from a boost in trade when The Fellowship, further down Filton Avenue, closed a few years ago.

Signs on the door of the King George VI have the heading “Closed House Management” and list two telephone numbers – one for CP Construction, a Welsh construction company, and the other for Enterprise Inns plc.

CP Construction confirmed that the pub had closed but referred The Journal to Enterprise Inns for further comment, which has so far not been forthcoming.

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