Work has begun on renovating a Lake District hotel.

The renovation and redevelopment plans will look to maximise the opportunities presented by the stunning Patterdale location.

Included in the plans for The Glenridding Hotel is the introduction of a new canopied entrance which will provide guests and visitors with an accessible covered entry and improved wayfinding on arrival.

The external facades will see windows and the roofs replaced and new signage.

The planning application was submitted in July 2022 after being developed through close collaboration between The Inn Collection Group (ICG) which owns it, and the full design team which includes Method BC, IC Planning, BXB Interior Design, ECS Consultants, Jasper Kerr, and Sweco Building Control. 

Working as architects and principal designers on the scheme, GSSArchitecture is partnering with ICG across numerous developments in its portfolio, including Ambleside venues The Waterhead Inn and The Wateredge Inn and the project transforming Tynemouth’s The Park Hotel into The Tynemouth Castle Inn.

Parts of The Glennridding Hotel date back to the 1860s, therefore the works have been carefully designed to sensitively upgrade and improve the hotel.

Bedrooms will undergo alterations, and the spa will be removed to create additional bed spaces.

The hotel’s hospitality services will also be upgraded.

Louise Stewart, property director at ICG, said: “The Glenridding Hotel is an iconic site that we were delighted to bring into the group and we are excited to get works started on a redevelopment that we are confident guests will love once completed.

“It is important to us that our renovations bring our own identity but at the same time are respectful of these iconic properties’ heritage and working with GSSArchitecture will help achieve that at these inns.”

Simon Rennison-Rae, a partner at GSSArchitecture, said: “The historic hotel is in need of some careful renovations that GSS are excited to bring back to life.

“ICG is a great client to work with and we are excited to see this project progress on-site in the new year.”

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