The refurbishment scheme includes the Elvetham Stables, a Grade II listed building on the estate that was largely designed by Samuel S. Teulon to compliment the prestigious Elvetham Hall.
Since its original construction in 1859, significant extensions and changes over the years have somewhat diluted the original impact and identity of the stables so that today, the building and courtyard bear little resemblance to the original character of the working stables.
The proposals to the Stables Building will include restoration and numerous alterations, which aim to respect the original character as well as provide functional and contemporary guestrooms for the hotel. The architecture of the courtyard is adopting principles from the 1930’s extensions to the west of the courtyard in terms of footprint, key principal heights, materiality and window detailing. However, a massing of a single storey wall will be followed, so that it can read as part of the 80’s extension to the north, which will, in turn, contribute to the courtyard facades. The remaining rooms will follow through the reconversion of the existing syndicate rooms.
rpa:group has been appointed by Jastar Capital to provide Architectural, Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Contract Administration services in connection with the refurbishment of the Stable Building, with work having commenced on site in October 2021.