HPA Celebrate The Christmas Season at Quite Simply French
On Friday, the HPA team enjoyed delicious food and a fabulous, festive Christmas party at the award-winning Lancaster restaurant, Quite Simply French.
HPA assisted Quite Simply French with the designs and conversion of their attic to deliver spectacular, individually styles boutique rooms. The team at HPA were given the brief to convert existing flats above award winning restaurant Quite Simply French into luxury boutique bedrooms. Situated within a Grade II listed building, fronting into the historic St. Georges Quay in Lancaster which is part of The Quay Conservation Area. QSF’s aim was to provide a restaurant with rooms which were the perfect combination of their delightfully relaxed vibe and stylish panache, whilst providing the best local produce.
Renovation and Attic Conversion
A great deal of care was taken to preserve the spirit of the property and renovate the upper floors in a manner that respects the historic fabric of the building. Several constraints required careful design and detailing to maximise the potential of the space and ceiling height. Parts of the existing timber roof structure had been degrading, as a result needed to be reinforced with steel connections. As part of the renovation, existing timber trusses and natural stone walls that had previously been concealed above ceilings and behind wall linings were exposed to become a feature.
The internal existing flats were completely stripped out. Original openings were reinstated on the front and rear elevations and the second-floor window was replaced to match first floor windows. New rooflights were added and a glazed screen and balcony were removed from the rear. Acting a visual narration of the history of the building, Stonework was exposed, as far as feasible, acting as a visual narrative to showcase the building history. The works have enhanced the existing building, maintaining the property in a use that is consistent with its conservation.
Four luxury en-suite bedrooms were created, one of which is a fabulous suite set over two levels and nestled into the eaves. Reflecting the character of the old building, it has the sense of a boutique bolthole with plenty of charm, QSF have produced a home from home feel that you wouldn’t be possible at a more formal hotel.
QSF have over 1000 5* reviews on TripAdvisor, with guests commenting on the stunning rooms and delicious food. It has also been awarded the prestigious Travellers Choice 2020 award from TripAdvisor along with 5*ratings from both the AA and Visit England in the Restaurant with Rooms category. Overall, the project was a tremendous success, our client is extremely pleased with the finished result. QSF have been welcoming their guests for unique, luxurious overnight stays, complimenting their award-winning restaurant, and enhancing the local area.
Huge thank you to Quite Simply French for hosting us and providing the team with a wonderful, memorable evening!
QSF Website: https://www.quitesimplyfrench.co.uk/
Leisure and Hotels at HPA: https://www.hpa.ltd/sectors/leisure-hpa/
Reviews from Trip Advisor:
‘As always thoroughly enjoyed a fabulous dinner and had the added benefit of staggering upstairs to a lovely room. Beautifully designed and super comfortable.’
nmyler64 3rd October 2020
‘This weekend me and my friends treated ourselves to a stay in the new rooms at QSF. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous rooms with perfect attention to detail with stylish luxury everywhere.’
Charlotte H 13th October 2019
‘The room was probably one of the nicest places i have ever stayed in – it was on two floors, lovely river view, spacious, clean, massive comfy bed and i even got to watch the football in the bath!’
pickletosh01 30th September 2020
Design / Interiors: Rob Mason & Chris Ashworth
Photographer: Rachel Hayton – Better with Jam
Tiles: Rees Tiles
Bathrooms: Purely Simply Lovely
Carpets: Kendal Quality Carpets
Main Contractor: Chris Edmondson Joinery
Lighting: Epixx Ltd
Electrics: Gareth Hammond Electrical
Plumbing: Gregg Miller Plumbing