Lansdown Grove Hotel

An existing stable block had been so altered during its history, that it was difficult to define a valid precedent for the refurbishment.  Rather than looking to the original house (circa. 1770) for inspiration, it was felt a more contemporary view to refurbishment would be more appropriate.

The intention was to reinstate the arch heads to the West elevation, in accordance with Local Plan Policies. The rear elevation had been considerably revised with windows and door openings made with little consideration to an overview. Our proposal rationalised the situation, whilst at the same time we limited the amount of demolition by making the best possible use of the existing apertures.

This current solution provides a much needed increase of room numbers and a net loss of the built footprint on the site. This solution consequently benefits the setting of the Listed Building. Research demonstrated that the Hotel's marketing policies and operational systems sufficiently reduce the guest/car ratio to a level which can be accommodated by the proposed provision.

The proposal was developed over an eighteen month period of consultation, and competently designed to provide the hotel with a new use for an existing building, which was in need of major repair.

Date
2003
Location
Bath
Type
commercial, leisure, conservation, listed buildings
Status
completed