"The Orangery" at grade 2 listed Hollin Hall

Location: Bollington, Cheshire
Client: Hollin Hall,
Build Contractor: Fred Burill Construction
Budget: £500,000
Project: New dining room for 75 diners
Duration: Six months
Work undertaken: Design, submission for planning/building regulations, on site inspection and contract administration

Listed Building Renovation



The Orangery DrawingHollin Hall is situated on the outskirts of Macclesfield close to many national and international communications networks. Part of the Best Western chain of hotels. it attracts a large number of guests and functions all year round.

When the hall was originally converted into a hotel, a large conservatory was added at the rear of the property. The owners wanted to replace the conservatory with a more permanent structure which would accommodate up to 75 dining seats with a bar area, as well as provide an additional function room for year round use. A contemporary design was preferred which would complement, rather than duplicate the existing building.

Hollin Hall lit at nightThe Listed Building

After initial discussions and sketches of perspectives, MMP were appointed as architects in charge. As Hollin Hall is a Grade 2 listed building, they had to work with the local planning authorities to gain approval for the building work and then oversee all construction to ensure that it remained within regulations.

To avoid disruption of the day-to-day running of the hotel, a very tight building schedule was agreed during the winter months, when the hotel was traditionally quieter.

Interior of the OrangeryWorking with the builders and interior design company, the project was completed on budget and within the six months originally agreed.

The Results

Paul Hawkins, general manager at Hollin Hall commented: “The work done by MMP was exceptional. They managed the project very efficiently and caused the minimum amount of disturbance to our guests and business. The new dining area is now a real showcase and is proving to be a great success.”

Since completion of the project MMP Architects have been asked to submit a new five year development plan for the hotel.

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