Kitson Architecture were appointed to undertake a full review of this Grade II* character hotel to increase bedroom numbers, improve business and conference facilities, provide inclusive access, expand spa facilities and address servicing issues.
Working closely with the client and their representatives a phased plan was developed to address all of the above issues in a manner which would allow the operation of the hotel to continue throughout the process.
Following a design process covering refurbishment and new build elements complementing the existing architectural style, successful planning and listed building applications have been achieved providing:
A new conference extension containing 9 No. meeting rooms
Increased area to the main conference/event room to provide 200 covers
A larger spa café
New four-storey bedroom extension of 34 No. bedrooms
Reconfiguration of existing meeting rooms to form 15 No. new bedrooms
Internal alteration of the reception area to provide level access and a new guest lift
Increasing the capacity of the main car park and construction of a new stand-alone service hub building