Following closure in 2009 Grade II Listed Bush Hall Hotel, Hatfield has fallen into disrepair. During 2018 Gascoyne Cecil Estates undertook essential maintenance and repair to the property to mitigate further damage to the building whilst proposals for the future refurbishment of the property were established.
Working alongside our client, Gascoyne, future tenant Oakman Inns and scheme Architect Gollifer Langston, HUSH PM&C have identified and engaged a wider project team to develop the feasibility study and subsequently design up to Stage 3. Planning permission and Listed Building Consent was awarded in June 2019.
The development involves extensive restoration of the former hotel and bring it back into use as a Hotel, Restaurant and function venue and associated landscaping to bring the property back to life as an important feature and landmark in the local community. The proposed refurbishment reduces the overall hotel room provision from 25 to 14, larger, boutique rooms and suites, and 3 staff bedrooms and 5 riverside accessible suites in the remodelled stable block, each with their own private riverside terrace.
The coach house at ground floor shall be re-configured to form an modern kitchen open to the new dining room ‘link’ building that connects onto the east gable of Bush hall. The existing bar and lounge areas will be refurbished and any original features, fireplaces and wooden panelling retained to preserve its own traditional charm and character. The old ‘bush hall ‘barn’ will be retained as a dining space allowing it to be closed off for private parties, small gathering or meetings as required.
Redundant outbuildings and poor quality 20th century additions are proposed to be demolished to facilitate the proposals. The scheme also includes the construction of a new separate modern function room with multi-faceted zinc clad roof.
It is proposed that the works shall be procured in two phases; Enabling works to include site clearance, internal strip out and investigations and demolition of outbuildings. This will enable the detailed design to be developed and validated ahead of procuring the main works to shell and core. The project will be handed over to Oakman Inn during 2021 to enable them to undertake their interior fit out and landscaping.
Gascoyne Cecil Estates
Bush Hall, Hatfield
Area of Advice
Project Management & Contract Administration
£5m (shell and core)