Grantley Hall Wins at Prestigious Property Awards!

Grantley Hall Wins at Prestigious Property Awards!

The transformation of the Grantley Hall Hotel and Wellness Retreat wins at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Social Impact awards 2020 in the category of Heritage.

The magnificent Grantley Hall opened in the summer of 2019 as one of the UK’s most luxurious hotels and spas in the UK.  This five-star country retreat is the only member of Relais & Châteaux in Yorkshire, was named ‘Best Newcomer 2020’ by Conde Nast and labelled the second-best new luxury hotel in the world by Luxury Travel Intelligence.

Bowman Riley helped transform the elegant Grade II* listed Grantley Hall into one of the UK’s finest country hotels surrounded by 30 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside in Ripon.  Our team of architects and our principal designer worked alongside Lucas Lee, GHD, JMDA, two main contractors RN Wooler & Co and HACS and numerous other consultants and subcontractors to make the Grantley Hall vision a reality.

RICS Head Judge Mark Rugg said:

“Grantley Hall oozes historic character and quality. After decades of inappropriate uses and vacancy the multi-phase Grade II* listed mansion dating back to the 17th century, has been lovingly transformed into a five-star hotel and wellness retreat. The painstaking restoration programme included extensions and new buildings designed to enhance the character and use of the site. The Japanese Garden is a jewel in the crown and was designated a Grade II Registered Park and Garden during the course of the project.”

The RICS Yorkshire and the Humber award ceremony was scheduled to take place today on 5 June 2020 at the Centenary Pavilion at Elland Road in Leeds, however, due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the ceremony took place digitally.

A national grand final will be held later in September for those successfully nominated from each region – with property expert David Brooks Wilson leading a panel of guest judges to select those projects worthy of the top award.

Read our case study for Grantley Hall.

Read more about the RICS Awards.

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