Location: Studley, Warwickshire
Client: Warner Leisure Hotels
Studley Castle Hotel is in a predominantly rural setting surrounded by farmland, woodland and parkland. The Grade II* listed house is in an area of special landscape interest and is in the green belt.
PWP Architects secured planning and listed building consent to convert, refurbish and extend the existing hotel to form a new Warner Leisure Hotel. Through sympathetic refurbishment and new build elements the works ensure the successful and sustainable future of this important heritage asset.
A new build wing, links the Castle and Stable Block, and provides additional bedrooms and associated dining and cabaret spaces. This three storey element is faced in brickwork to match the historic ancillary buildings whilst remaining subservient to the Main Castle Building. Green walls serve to break down the mass of the building, whilst adding to the bio-diversity of the scheme. The stables were converted to create a health suite. The pool is housed in the central courtyard under a structurally glazed enclosure, which is designed to be transparent in order to maintain views of the existing brickwork and other details of the historic fabric. The scheme results in a total guest capacity of 420.