Warwick Castle’s new £10m hotel tops out

Warwick Castle topping out

Warwick Castle has topped out its new £10.3m medieval hotel, as part of a wider £16.4m investment by owner Merlin Entertainments.

The medieval-themed holiday resort named the ‘Knight’s Village’ also features a banqueting hall, outdoor entertainment and a newly expanded bar and restaurant.

RED Construction Group, the main contractor, delivered the development of the two-storey hotel, which added 60-lodge-style themed guest rooms.

Designed by architects, The Manser Practice, the hotel was designed to tie in with the surrounding Knight’s Village properties, consisting of a rough cast render with timber cladding and timber shingle roof tiles.

David Nelson at Merlin Entertainments said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with RED Special Projects again, following the team’s excellent work on our LEGOLAND Woodland Village project. The Warwick Castle Hotel is the latest of our development plans for some of our best-known leisure destinations across the country, and one which we’re very pleased to see come to fruition.

“We’d like to extend a special thanks to our neighbours and residents, who have been supportive and understanding throughout the planning and construction processes. The new hotel will bring more visitors to Warwick, further supporting the local economy, and giving families an exciting place to stay in the heart of this historic city. The RED team has done a fantastic job, and it was a special moment to celebrate the topping out of the project with all involved.”

Nathan Farrar, managing director at RED Special Projects, said: “It is an honour for the RED Special Projects team to work in an area of such historic and cultural significance, and we are proud to have worked with Merlin Entertainments on yet another iconic location in their portfolio. Alongside the wider project team, we have taken specific measures to ensure that the heritage of the area is maintained, and this is a particularly unique project where the specific skills and understanding of the RED Special Projects team have proved invaluable.”