Seaham Hall Hotel

Proposed Residential Apartments

Seaham Hall, originally constructed in 1791 and a Grade II listed building has been sympathetically restored over recent years and now operates as a five star hotel.

Currently Seaham Hall accommodates 19 Bedrooms and the proposed new residential apartments are viewed as essential to expanding the success of the existing hotel and spa operations. Plans for the residential apartments link the new extension to the original Hall by means of a glass walkway with a lightweight timber and steel support structure.

Two separate wings of accommodation are proposed comprising a three-storey building facing the existing gardens and the Dene gorge to the south. A lower two storey wing sited on the lowest lying portion of the site, maximises sea views to the east. Circulation is organised internally around a central, top lit, landscaped courtyard enclosed by both wings.

The Architectural approach has been to adopt a relatively narrow span of apartment wings with a pitched roof. The elevation and fenestration details will be implemented to incorporate large areas of glazing and crisp contemporary detailing. The materials proposed will be similar and complimentary to the existing listed building e.g. plain, off-white rendered facades and natural slate pitched roofs; a natural stone cladding panel of dark slate finish forms a strong ground floor base.

The elevations will be ordered in a modern, classical fashion and strongly modelled with balcony setbacks and projections.

Work stage : PLANNING
Status : IN PROGRESS
Value: £6M