Scheme will be built opposite grade II hotel
Essex practice Tooley & Foster Partnership has been given planning for a new £20 million pavilion to be built opposite the historic grade II-listed Shendish Manor Hotel in Hemel Hempstead.
Set in greenbelt land for Regency Homes, the design is said to respond to the fields and woodland setting on one side and the listed building on the other.
Tooley & Foster partner Khosro Bashi said: “This new building does not seek to compete with the existing manorial-style hotel but responds by an equally strong contemporary design.
“It is set tight into the existing tree belt at the perimeter of the grounds and has been designed with an organic tree-like structure in front of a very sleek and simple clear-glazed curtain wall envelope that reveals the vibrancy of the spaces and the activity within.”
The development will provide an additional 30 bedrooms for the hotel, plus a large conference and function space and a self-contained leisure centre with swimming pool, gym and treatment rooms.