Wood Norton Hall

Claridge Architects have completed the £4m refurbishment of the historic Wood Norton Hall, creating a 4* boutique hotel for Bespoke Hotel Group. The hotel consists of 50 rooms across the Grade 2* listed manor house and outbuildings, set within 4,000 acres of outstanding natural landscape in the Vale of Evesham, near the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire.

Built as a hunting lodge for the exiled French Duc d’Aumale in 1897, the estate was eventually sold to the BBC during World War II and subsequently used as a monitoring base, broadcasting centre and Doctor Who film set until the corporation converted it to a hotel in 1995.

Claridge Architects have realised a carefully conceived refurbishment, reviving the historic interior of the Hall in balance with an elegant, calm and modern architectural design for the newly installed elements. The oak panelling originally installed by the French royal family has been respectfully restored, whilst new insertions such as the pewter-topped bar and glazed bathroom pods provide more contemporary textures, colour, materiality and vibrancy. The hotel re-opened in October 2012.

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