A historic hotel building has been successfully restored in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of world-famous playwright William Shakespeare. The hotel, which dates back to the early 16th century, has had its internal facilities upgraded whilst preserving the heritage of its historic exterior.
Hotel Indigo Stratford-upon-Avon, formerly known as The Falcon Hotel, is located in the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
The £13.2 million restoration scheme was delivered by construction firm Stepnell.
“It’s been amazing to work on such an interesting project, helping to preserve a piece of history that can be enjoyed by the public. The work was incredibly specialist from a refurbishment perspective, so we had a real sense of achievement upon completion,” said the firm’s operations manager, Paul Fish.
Plans were originally laid out to refurbish the roof, but the job quickly grew in size when it was found to be beyond repair and had to be removed entirely, along with the internal plastering which was reinstated by a specialist company. Measures were also taken to preserve and replace the external beams and timber flooring in a bid to protect to the hotel’s defining features.
St James’s Hotel Group partnered with Stepnell’s Rugby office and architect firm Hitchman Stone Partnership to deliver the high-quality refurbishment.
Hotel Indigo Stratford-upon-Avon now boasts a traditional timber build complemented by a contemporary interior and lavish decor. It is newly equipped with a state-of-the-art gym, a private dining room, snug lounge, cocktail bar and modern meeting rooms, as well as a luxury dining experience for its guests.