Monday, August 27, 2012

ISG Checks In With Luxury Evesham Hotel Scheme

ISG has secured a £2 million fast-track project to redevelop Wood Norton Hall in Evesham, Worcestershire into a luxury hotel, conference and wedding venue. The grade II listed Victorian property will undergo a comprehensive programme of sensitive refurbishment and modernisation, with ISG creating additional guest accommodation and upgrading communal facilities.

Wood Norton Hall was once the family home of the Duc d'Aumale, the fourth son of the king of France, and in 1939 was acquired by the BBC as a war time broadcasting base and in use by the corporation as a training facility up until 2001. The renaissance of this historical property will see ISG create an additional five luxury guest bedrooms in the main hall, whilst restoring and upgrading accommodation in the existing 15 rooms.

Blending contemporary style with historical architectural elements, a number of the guest rooms will feature glazed central bathroom pod structures. Extensive areas of oak panelling will be sensitively restored and all rooms redecorated and furnished to a high standard. Structural alterations will be carried out at ground floor level to enable ISG to create a new bar and wedding reception area.

In the adjacent Pear Tree Stable Block, work will commence on the modernisation of 30 existing guest rooms, with upgraded en-suite bathroom facilities. Rooms will be redecorated, as will lobby, bar and ancillary areas. A new highly efficient boiler will also be installed as part of the project to provide heating for the entire hotel complex. Externally, ISG will carry out minor repair works to the building’s façade and supervise the landscaping of the extensive grounds, with the hotel set to open for guests in September.

ISG’s Jonathan Kell, managing director - Midlands, commented: "The new owners have ambitious plans for the redevelopment of Wood Norton Hall under its new name of The Wood Norton and this initial phase sees the property open to discerning guests as an idyllic retreat and imposing wedding venue. A collaborative approach has been of critical importance in developing a workable programme capable of delivering a scheme combining complex structural alterations to a historically protected building within an accelerated timeframe. This close working relationship is synonymous with ISG’s contracting approach and we are confident that The Wood Norton will prove to be an outstanding success.”


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