Our exciting development plans will see this Grade II Listed building become fully restored with many of the original features which have been lost over the years being reinstated.
Whilst we develop the estate to accommodate a further 40 guest rooms, banqueting suite and spa, it is to our utmost credence that we preserve the integrity of this now Grade II listed building. To achieve the critical mass of development required, while minimising its visual impact on the setting of the Listed building and its Green Belt location, it is proposed that the large banqueting room and additional guest rooms are located below ground level.
To address any adverse perception of subterranean development, the new accommodation will be arranged around two sunken courtyard areas that provide an outlook from both the hotel guest rooms and the function room.
The views out from the guest rooms are therefore a little different from a conventional courtyard arrangement. The landscape is to be extended over the top of the buildings with edge protection to the sunken courtyards, comprising of simple railings concealed by shrub planting within the wider landscape.
We are excited at the prospect of developing The Old Hall estate and the economic and social benefits this could bring to the local and wider areas.