Our newly refurbished lobby
Oatlands Park Hotel is a Grade II listed building, standing as a witness to history. It’s important for us to keep the integrity and heritage of the hotel intact. Through this revitalisation project, our design company 4M Group and building company MJL Building Services have done a wonderful job with our renovations under diﬃcult circumstances. We also greatly appreciate the understanding and patience of our customers throughout this renovation process
Our lobby has now been completed including an integrated lobby bar, Bar 1509. We would be delighted to welcome you to the hotel. Please stop by for drinks and also try out our bar snack menu, or the Mulberry Restaurant and enjoy the hotel.
A lobby to welcome guests and visitors
With the goal of creating a modern comfortable space welcoming you to our Hotel. 4M Group proposed a larger reception area and main lobby, with space for visitors to walk around and interact. The new main lobby incorporates an integrated bar and a lounge area, allowing visitors to feel comfortable in a spacious venue from the very first moment of their arrival.
The rich heritage of Oatlands Park Hotel is enhanced through beautiful details, and special care in the choice of materials. The design is highly enriched by the elegance of natural marble and oak timber ﬂooring. Reﬂecting the history of the hotel, the lobby has been refurbished with marmorino walls, recreating the same italianate style walls designed when the venue was originally transformed as a hotel in the 19th century. A hand crafted glass chandelier looks down from a privileged position as a classic symbol of the luxurious past in this historic venue.
Heritage translated in the details: The Cedar of Lebanon trees and the artistic soul
A new tattoo painting above the balcony area is presented as a mirror of the close relationship of the hotel with natural heritage and its surroundings. One of the first ever Cedar of Lebanon trees imported into England still stands in the grounds of the Oatlands Park Hotel that remains surrounded by green areas and the Broadwater lake. The existing glazed dome, which already brings large amounts of light into the lobby, motivated the design team of 4M to bring nature inside the building, presenting it as a greenhouse which welcomes the visitor into the hotel.
The historic hotel facade remains intact and retains the character of the listed building and grounds. This was included in the register of Gardens and Parks of special historic interest. Historic aspects of the hotel including the refurbished glass ceiling, the entrance Hall and the Mulberry Restaurant all remain. We are working closely with Emma Adams, a local heritage planning expert and SSA Architects to ensure that we exalt the spirit of the hotel, while anchoring the establishment ﬁrmly in the 21st century so that the legend may live on.
New Lobby – Before & After
About the companies
With this project 4M Group provided the design and the building work was carried out by MJL Buildings Services. The project was supervised by Paul Hudson Associates, Project Coordination and Management.
4M is a design and build company, who take a holistic approach to all of their projects. Around the globe, 4M has gained international recognition with award-winning designs. Included in this is a Mies Van der Rohe nomination in 2018, being a winner of the 2013 World Interior News (WIN) Awards for Hamam Jazz Bar; participating in the 13th Architectural Biennale in Venice 2012; being the recipients of the award for Architectural innovation by the Kosovan Architectural Association; and having been named as one of the Top 50 eco-sustainable firms in the UK by Open Cities in 2009.
Through vision, and a fundamental dedication to provide the best innovation, 4M Group is a thriving organisation delivering contemporary, heritage, complex architectural and design solutions across private and public sectors, both UK wide and internationally.See all news