The Ellington 4*

Working with FYR Hotel Developments, with whom we had strong links from the RF Hotel schemes, we developed a new contemporary small townhouse hotel scheme in central Leeds.

The 21-bed hotel featured fully finished elegant bedrooms and bathrooms around a top lit glazed atrium inner space, where the reception, bar-lounge and breakfast space is situated. Part of an original Georgian terrace, the new hotel replaced a dilapidated concrete warehouse within the equivalent width of three terraced houses. A restaurant is located in the basement, accessed directly from the street, via the internal hotel lifts, or via the reception stair set into a dramatic double-height space.

This project was an exercise in highly efficient site planning principles maximising usable space and was awarded Best Altered Project award for Conservation.


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