South Lawn Hotel
South Lawn Full Elevation Web
828 sqm • Full application & Delivery • SL Hotels Ltd
The need for more space
The success of the South Lawn Hotel at Milford-on-Sea created a need for an additional 25 bedrooms. An existing consent to extend on this sensitive Green Belt site would have required the hotel to close during construction.
An intelligent growth strategy
Our alternative concept allowed for the hotel to remain open and was for a linked, contemporary, barn form, emulating other building complexes in the New Forest that had grown over time. The design and materials proposed minimised its visual impact on views across the Forest landscape nearby, and contrasted with the white render of the existing building. The new extension is set on a brick plinth, clad in dark boarding, to emulate agricultural York boarding, with a low-profile aluminium roof.

Planning Approval was granted and we were instructed to prepare working drawings for construction. The extension opened in June 2022 and will ensure the future of the hotel, now with 52 high quality bedrooms and suites.
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