To fulfil the client’s brief to rejuvenate the hotel, we undertook internal reordering works to make the guest suites light and contemporary, and enlivened the building’s public spaces. Its exterior was also remodelled, incorporating a dramatic nine-storey living wall.
This eco-luxury spa is buried within the landscape, emerging under a living roof of chamomile, lavender and thyme.
This 5* hotel required an inspired and sustainable solution to add new facilities including a spa, suites and lodges and a purpose built conference wing with a 120 seat auditorium.
Delapre Abbey, situated on the edge of Northampton, is a Grade II* redundant country house with 12th Century Convent origins, converted to a house in the 16th Century. Following our Options Appraisal in 2009, Purcell was commissioned by Northampton Borough Council (NBC) in 2012 as Lead Consultant of a full Design Team to undertake the design for the regeneration of the Abbey and its buildings.