Tim Groom Architects gain planning for Bruntwood Hall

Photo: Tim Groom Architects gain planning for Bruntwood Hall

On Tuesday 14 July Manchester based architecture firm, Tim Groom Architects received the planning permission from Stockport Council to convert Bruntwood Hall, situated in Bruntwood Park, Cheadle, into a boutique hotel on behalf of Oddfellows Hotels.

The proposal involves restoring and converting the 19th Century mansion to create 22 bedrooms, a restaurant, cocktail bar and private dining rooms.  There are also plans to incorporate a spa facility.  The value of the project is approximately £3.5 million and it is planned to open in spring 2016.

This will be the first time the impressive building based in the centre of Bruntwood Park will be a hotel. Its previous uses have included a Town Hall, a racehorse stud farm and more recently home to a filming company.  Bruntwood Park has over 100 acres of sprawling parkland which includes ponds, waterways and mature woodland.

Oddfellows Hotels already own a successful boutique hotel in Chester and have been on the lookout for a sister hotel for over a year. The boutique hotel group sought a property with charm, character and, most importantly, a story that could capture a guest’s imagination.

Tim Groom, director, Tim Groom Architects said:  “Getting the approval has been a great team effort from all involved. The hotel will be a fabulous addition to the Park and will become a real destination. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate what we can do with existing buildings and we’re looking forward to starting the detail design and getting the building open. It’s the first of many projects we are looking at working with in collaboration with SpaceInvader Design.”

Jonathan Slater, Oddfellows Hotels said: “We are truly excited about the process of sympathetically converting beautiful Bruntwood Hall.  As with our Chester hotel, the focus will be on restoring the building’s original features, keeping a true sense of history and incorporating the signature touch of playful design that characterises an Oddfellows hotel.  Tim Groom Architects and SpaceInvader designers, both home grown Manchester firms, are part of the team involved in the project.

“Demand has been very high for our Chester hotel and our guests are always asking if we have any other locations, so as a business, we feel this is the right time to grow and evolve. We are just thrilled to be able to add Bruntwood Hall, which will be known as Oddfellows on the Park, to the family.”

The announcement was featured in Manchester Evening News, Place North West, Insider and the Businessdesk.