HPA Designs New Facilities for Michelin-Recommended Pub

HPA has helped deliver new hotel facilities for one of Lancashire’s leading eateries. Our team has overseen the project to transform a derelict floor and neighbouring building of Grade II Listed Lancaster-based gastro pub: The Borough, into a 9 bedroom hotel wing.

This means The Borough can now offer on-site accommodation for wedding parties, tourists, and business professionals. Since opening its doors in May 2014, the hotel has attracted an abundance of tourists, generating an average occupancy rate of over 90%.

Martin Horner, who has been director at The Borough since it opened in 2004, commented: “The new accommodation has really paid off, with the majority of rooms being fully booked since opening. HPA’s expertise has enabled us to make best use of the space available, while offering a design that is modern yet sympathetic to the original features of the building.”

Throughout the project HPA worked closely with conservation specialists at Lancaster City Council (LCC) to maintain the style of the historic structure which was Listed as Grade II in 1953.

Spread over three floors, The Borough is an award-winning pub restaurant and hotel, and is the only Michelin-recommended eatery in Lancaster.

Richard Parker, architect at HPA, added: “The Borough is housed in a beautiful Georgian townhouse so we wanted the design of the rooms to be contemporary but reflect the historical significance. We worked closely with Lancaster-based interior designer James Mackie while transforming the rooms to ensure the initial vision ran through to the final result. The hotel is beautiful and so far has been a great success.”

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