ctd architects are working with two local families who have embarked on a joint venture to safeguard the future of Consall Hall Gardens in North Staffordshire, developing the existing buildings into a bespoke, high quality hospitality venue and hotel with lodge accommodation.
The new Consall Hall Hospitality Venue, Wellbeing Hotel and Lodges proposal is a joint-venture partnership of local and very experienced operators; Ben and Sarah Reeves (of The Ashes Barns, Endon) and William Scott-Moncrieff (of Basford Hall); they bring a wealth of experience to the project, combined with personal and longstanding links to the local area and community, supporting local enterprise, using local produce and demonstrating support and respect of the environment and local ecology. In addition is it envisaged that in excess of 50 jobs will be created, plus additional seasonal employment.
The proposal is to sensitively re-develop Consall Hall to create a wellbeing hotel and leisure facility with winter garden, spa facilities including enhancing and up-scaling the existing tea room to create a restaurant.
The current wedding venue facilities will be redeveloped to offer a nationally-recognised hospitality/wedding destination; The existing large ancillary garage/workshop building to the northeast of the hall will be replaced with a new purpose built barn wedding / hospitality building to replace the existing wedding facility.
Overnight guest accommodation will be provided in the form of ‘eco-lodges’ associated with the wedding venue; whilst separate new bespoke ‘spa-lodges’ would be discretely located in the gardens around the larger central ‘Laund-Pool’ to preserve the stunning southerly views from the hall terraces, and protect the setting.
Specifically the proposed regeneration of Consall Hall Estate will:
- Improve the range & quality of visitor accommodation in the valley
- Create a ‘hub’ for visitor and leisure activity
- Improve the food offer in the valley, and promote local produce
- Become an exemplar of responsible and sustainable tourism
- Extend the visitor season in the valley & increase overnight stays
The new Consall Hall visitor destination will deliver on the Churnet Valley Masterplan (published as supplementary planning guidance by the local planning authority, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council) management principles by contributing to, supporting or directly providing;
- The sensitive, yet Commercially Viable Regeneration of an Important Community Asset
- Enterprise & Employment, and the creation of in excess of 50 jobs
- An Engaging & Inclusive Hospitality Venue and Wellbeing facilities
- A Fun & Appealing Visitor Offer
- Improved Accessibility & Connectivity in the valley with new & direct links to the Consall Nature Park, woods, canal, valley bottom and beyond
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