Historic hotel re-opens following extensive upgrades

A multi-million pound renovation of an Edwardian hotel in Ripon has been completed.

Formerly called the Ripon Spa Hotel, the newly-named Ripon Inn has been through a 40-week construction programme comprising extensive internal and external works, on behalf of its owners, The Inn Collection Group.

Silverstone Building Consultancy was project manager and contract administrator for the renovation, which added 18 more bedrooms and involved a major upgrade of the property’s public rooms including a ballroom, terrace bar and self-contained Turf Tavern Bar Bistro.

The 58-bed inn, which is set in six acres of gardens, has had a new kitchen and a specialist broiler grill installed – aimed at establishing the venue as a go-to place in Ripon for quality, pub-style food.

The property, which closed in summer 2020 and was acquired by its new owners in 2021, is now reopening to the public.

Silverstone was responsible for overseeing the works and appointing a full professional team which included principal contractor, STP Construction, architect and interior designers, Design North, M&E consultants, JCP Consulting Engineers and structural and civil engineers, Maughan Reynolds.

Richard Farrey, lead director at Silverstone Building Consultancy, said: “Cohesive teamwork was absolutely vital to delivering this renovation on time and on budget.

“This is the fifth refurbishment we have managed for The Inn Collection Group.

“We were involved from the very start – from preparing pre-tender estimates, managing the necessary planning permissions, to appointing the professional team, to overseeing the works through to completion.

“We are very pleased to be an ongoing, reliable partner for the group and their ambitious trajectory for their hotel chain.”

Louise Stewart, property director at The Inn Collection Group, added: “We’re really happy with how this renovation has turned out.

“The hotel has been sympathetically restored in the proven style of The Inn Collection Group and will be a great asset to the UK’s third smallest, but perfectly-formed city.”

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