Redevelopment of former De Le Bere Hotel Gloucestershire – grade 2 star listed building in area of outstanding Natural Beauty
Ralph Guilor Architects were appointed by retained clients to negotiate with English Heritage and the Local planning authority and its conservation team to submit for planning approval to modernise this historic listed building to a five star English country hotel.
Extensive negotiations with accompanying archaeological and historical building surveys were carried out as part of the discussions with the planning authorities and English Heritage officers, which resulted in the granting of listed building planning permission to restore and redevelop this eight hundred year old building to a modern five star hotel set in 60 acre landscaped grounds.
The £15m scheme incorporates the removal and demolition of modern outbuildings and swimming pool, the restoration of the listed buildings main hall, courtyards, the conversion of a former night club to conference facilities and surrounding the listed building the construction of new natural stone built courtyards with additional hotel suites, ancillary facilities and a chapel.
The 60 acre grounds and long driveway are to be landscaped to restore the original historic landscape features and pavilion. The hotel is set to re-open in spring 2011
Client: Shetland Homes, London