Luton Hoo Mansion

This substantial Grade I listed mansion contains over 400 rooms and is set in 1,000 acres of exceptional Capability Brown landscaping. Constructed in 1760 to a Robert Adam design, the house was subsequently altered by both Mewes and Davis.

The challenge

Various options for the future of the house and grounds were discussed with representatives of English Heritage and the Local Planning Authority, as well as several amenity societies (The Georgian Group, The Victorian Group, the Historic Gardens Society, County Authority and Government office) and other bodies.

Luton Hoo Front lake
Luton Hoo Exterior 3

Our solution

The eventual design involved the conversion of the 400 room mansion into a facility with just 38 luxurious hotel suites. This, together with extensions and the conversion of the Adam stable complex, supported by new build bedroom blocks, resulted in a proposed scheme comprising a 125 bedroom hotel with full spa and golf facilities.

The proposal was honed into a successful Planning Application and Listed Building Consent Application with a value of approximately £30m.