Building consultancy hired for historic hotel refurbishment

Silverstone Building Consultancy is to act as project manager and contract administrator for the refurbishment of St George Hotel, Harrogate, in a multi-million pound construction project.

Located in the centre of Harrogate, the historic 90-bedroom Edwardian hotel was acquired in 2022 by The Inn Collection Group, which has its headquarters in Newcastle.

The refurbishment will incorporate two new outdoor patio features, a main entrance, two feature bars, six new executive suites on the ground floor and renewal and repairs to the roof finishes and external elevations.

Silverstone Building Consultancy is a specialist firm of chartered building surveyors and project managers with offices in Leeds and Newcastle.

It has a long-standing relationship with the Inn Collection Group, having been appointed to project manage the restoration of a number of hotels within its portfolio, including Ripon Spa Hotel and the former Park Hotel, Tynemouth.

Tom Wright, senior chartered building surveyor, who is based in the Leeds office of the consultancy, said: “As well as the project management and principal designer role, our remit has progressed to contract administrator. Work on site has started with the appointment of the principal contractor, 7formation.

“The restoration of the hotel is a 16-week construction project that will see extensive internal and external works.

“We are looking forward to working with all parties to deliver a truly high-quality refurbishment which will be a major asset to The Inn Collection Group, to the town of Harrogate and to future guests.”

Louise Stewart, property director at The Inn Collection Group, added: “We’re pleased to be working with Silverstone Building Consultancy on Hotel St George and the renovation project and strengthening our excellent relationship with them. 

“It’s a measure of the strength of our relationship, that we have made them our contract administrator with this project, as well as project managers and principal designers. 

“The works at St George Hotel are going to give the venue an exciting refresh with the creation of new bar spaces, a new main entrance and external patio spaces, as well as undertaking some maintenance to the fabric of the building, including the roof and external elevations.”