EXCLUSIVE: New images show how the Wetherspoon pub development in Diss could look
New images show how the Wetherspoon pub development in Diss could look.
With the pub giant this week announcing that work on £2.7 million project is due to start in March, the Diss Express obtained a series of artist’s impressions detailing how the pub could look inside and out.
The two-storey pub and restaurant will sit inside a striking curved building in Kings Head Yard, off Mere Street, and features a mezzanine level and balcony with views across the water.
Wetherspoon hopes the pub will be open by September, creating up to 60 jobs.
Spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We are looking forward to opening our new pub in Diss in 2019. We believe the pub will be popular with a wide range of people and also be an asset to the town itself.”
Planning permission for a restaurant and bar at the site was secured by landowner Joe Darrell in 2012.
His family company subsequently agreed a long-term lease for the land to JD Wetherspoon. South Norfolk Council approved plans for a new pub in July 2015.
Diss Town Council initially objected on the grounds of floor space, which it felt compromised plans for the Mere boardwalk and access to Hales Yard.
It later recommended approval to modified plans following a meeting with the developer. New plans in 2017 were again approved with conditions including limiting opening hours to between
8am and midnight.
Kieran Hibbs, a project designer at Architect CT, said: “The interior of the pub has been inspired by and designed to reflect the linen weaving heritage of Diss.
“This is combined with more contemporary elements responding to the pub’s Mere-side location, all held within a scheme designed to retain excellent pub values with an open fire, comfy furniture and timber panelling.”
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