Congratulations to Purcell who have been shortlisted for Lobby/Public Areas/Lounge Award

design et al are delighted to announce that Purcell have been shortlisted for Lobby/Public Areas/Lounge in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2016.

Dynamic new function suite within historical landscaped setting to existing hotel with reception, break-out spaces and incorporating refreshed meeting rooms The Cedar Suite at the Grove introduces a dynamic alternative functions venue that is elliptical in plan in contrast to the existing function suites at the Grove. Set below a living roof with generous eaves and a sloping soffit, the jewel-like setting of this suite contrasts with and also compliments the established masonry context. The oxidised copper structural form rests as a green and living table above curved glass with embedded leaves in the louvres. The internal/external relationship is both dynamic and calming and has proven to be a space to both enjoy and explore.IHPPurcell_LobbyPublicAreasLounge_TheGrove_ThumbnailThe re-modelled interiors and new entrance within the existing West Wing of the Grove create a crisp and high-tech functional set of break-out spaces and meeting rooms with industrial elements and mobile counters to accommodate flexibility in meeting individual user requirements. The new Cedar Suite at the Grove has delivered a fresh and alternative function experience within the overall programme creativity and innovation in transforming the Grove to a new level of guest experience.

IHPPurcell_LobbyPublicAreasLounge_TheGrove_2The success of the Grove as one of the UK’s most sought after major function venues has needed to respond to guest and client requirements. The award-winning hotel was completed nearly 15 years ago and its success in a competitive market place has required the initiation of a programme of rejuvenation and transformation to address market competition in the period as well as changing client preferences and requirements. This introduction of new facilities in a more dynamic and contemporary style refreshes an established and highly successful hotel to increase market share and provide a wider range of facilities.IHPPurcell_LobbyPublicAreasLounge_TheGrove_3