WORK is set to begin on a significant renovation project to an iconic Lake District hotel after it was granted planning permission. 

The Inn Collection Group's The Glenridding Hotel, in Patterdale near Ullswater, will be working hand in hand with Newcastle studio of national architects GSSArchitecture - the renovation and redevelopment plans look to maximise the opportunities presented from the idyllic location.

Included in the plans are 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 undergo comprehensive refurbishment, including sympathetic window replacement, roof replacements and new signage to improve the overall appearance and experience for guests of the hotel.

The Glennridding Hotel sits within the English Lake District World Heritage Site, and with parts of the building dating back to the 1860s - it was used as a base by British record breaker Donald Campbell during his successful attempt to raise the World Water Speed record beyond 200mph in July 1955.

As well as alterations to the existing bedrooms, the existing spa area will be removed to create additional bedspaces. Upgrades to the hotel’s hospitality services will further improve the hotel’s offering for guests and visitors alike.

Louise Stewart, property director at The Inn Collection Group said: "We are delighted to be working with GSSArchitecture and bringing their expertise to the refurbishment of The Glenridding Hotel, continuing our fruitful partnership with them.

"The Glenridding Hotel is an iconic site that we were delighted to bring into group and we are excited to get works started on a redevelopment that we are confident guests will love them 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," she said. 

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