rpa:group to oversee significant investment programe of Hampshire’s elegant Elvetham hotel

With a heritage dating back to being mentioned in the Domesday Book, the Elvetham’s history is full of royalty, nobility and intrigue. It is set within thirty-five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and is surrounded by the 4,000 acre Elvetham Heath estate and Hampshire countryside.

The original house that hosted the likes of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I was destroyed in a fire, but in 1860, Frederick, 4th Baron Calthorpe commissioned the architect Samuel Sanders Teulon to build a splendid mansion on the same site. Further additions over the years include a carriage porch, built in 1901 and the Library and Oak rooms, built a decade later in 1911.

Today, this grand 19th century building is an upmarket hotel comprising 72 bedrooms and hosts weddings and conferences within its twenty meeting spaces and ten separate buildings, set within the 35 acre estate.

The Elvetham was recently acquired by Jastar Capital , a family-owned hotels, real estate and private equity business, who saw the potential to further build on and enhance this well-loved hotel. With the benefit of Jastar Capital’s significent investment programe, the Elvetham Hotel will receive a full refurbishment of its bedrooms, bathrooms, common areas and also the formation of a new restaurant and the construction of a market- leading spa. The works will also include additional bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

With over thirty-five years of experience in construction and hospitality, rpa:group has been requested by Jaystar Capital to provide services for Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Contract Administration in connection with the refurbishment of the Stable Building. Acting as lead consultant, the brief is for a ‘turnkey’ solution to the development and scope that covers architectural stages 0-6, and management of all pre-construction and construction stages of the project. Involvement also includes the coordination of pre-appointed Architectural, M&E, Structural and other relevant sub-consultants.

The hotel will remain fully opertional during the refurbishment works, which are being undertaken in two phases and are expected to reach completion in mid 2021.