Manchester-based architecture firm, Tim Groom Architects, this week received planning permission from Stockport Council to convert Bruntwood Hall, situated in Bruntwood Park, Cheadle, into a £3m boutique hotel on behalf of Oddfellows Hotels.
The proposal involves restoring and converting the 19th Century mansion to create 22 bedrooms, a restaurant, cocktail bar and private dining rooms. There are also plans to incorporate a spa facility.
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This will be the first time the building in the centre of Bruntwood Park has been used as a hotel. Its previous uses included a Town Hall, a racehorse stud farm and more recently as a production base for a filming company. Bruntwood Park has over 100 acres of sprawling parkland, which includes ponds, waterways and mature woodland.
Oddfellows Hotels already own a successful boutique hotel in Chester and have been on the lookout for a sister hotel for over a year. The boutique hotel group sought a property with charm, character and, most importantly, a story that could capture a guest’s imagination.
Tim Groom, director of Tim Groom Architects, said: “Getting the approval has been a great team effort from all involved. The hotel will be a fabulous addition to the park and will become a real destination. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate what we can do with existing buildings and we’re looking forward to starting the detail design and getting the building open. It’s the first of many projects we are looking at working with in collaboration with SpaceInvader Design.”
Jonathan Slater of Oddfellows Hotels said: “We are truly excited about the process of sympathetically converting beautiful Bruntwood Hall. As with our Chester hotel, the focus will be on restoring the building’s original features, keeping a true sense of history and incorporating the signature touch of playful design that characterises an Oddfellows hotel.”
He added: “Demand has been very high for our Chester hotel and our guests are always asking if we have any other locations, so as a business, we feel this is the right time to grow and evolve. We are just thrilled to be able to add Bruntwood Hall, which will be known as Oddfellows on the Park, to the family.”
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