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Bridgford Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham

A renovation project of the Grade II listed iconic Bridgford Hall in West Bridgford. The Georgian building dates from 1768 and has a long history with the local Musters family. The Hall was bought by Rushcliffe Borough Council in 1923 and used as its offices until 1982, after which Nottinghamshire County Council’s registration service moved in. The hall is loved by residents county-wide because of the role it has played in births and marriages.

Bridgford Hall has stood empty since January 2014. In December 2015 the Council was awarded a Heritage Enterprise Grant of £1.495m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) which is being used to restore and convert the Hall into an aparthotel, and to return the County Council registrar service to its previous home, once again enabling the local community to marry and register births and deaths at the Hall.

The building offers a desirable and high end wedding venue with aparthotel that will bring economic benefit to the town centre area. After extensive refurbishment with the help of Heritage Lottery funding, the Grade II listed Bridgford Hall has open its doors once again, both as a registration office with two ceremony rooms and as Birchover’s flagship residences. The latter will have accommodation for up to 22 guests in superb suites, any of which can act as a magnificent bridal suite.

This truly unique registration venue benefits from two striking ceremony rooms: The Garden Room has two grand chandeliers giving it a period feel and windows overlooking different aspects of Bridgford Park; The Drawing Room also with park views, has a traditional library feel with an impressive fireplace.

This landmark building, located in the Nottingham suburb of West Bridgford, is just minutes from the city centre, has public car parking and pedestrian access to Central Avenue, known for its cosmopolitan vibe restaurants and wine bars.

“When working on older buildings, there’s often uncertainty about what might be uncovered, so from an engineering point of view we always need to be ready to provide solutions to any challenges that occur as we go along” said BSP associate Adam Hancocks.

“During work to install the lift shaft at Bridgford Hall, an old well was discovered right under the position earmarked for the lift – probably the most awkward place for it to be. BSP engineers altered the relevant designs to create a solution to overcome the challenge and keep the scheme on track.

It’s always interesting and rewarding to be involved in a scheme which breathes new life into an important building and helps to open a new chapter in history.”

 

Client

Rushcliffe Borough Council

Contractor

Woodhead Construction

Architect

Purcell

Project Description

Renovation of the Grade II listed, Bridgford Hall in West Bridgford.

Completion

Spring 2017

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