Multi-million pound boutique hotel project announced
These are exciting times for Braunstone Hall in Leicestershire, with the go-ahead being announced for the transformation of this iconic building – for which SES Technical will be providing a wide range of audio visual consultancy and installation services.
Braunstone Hall stands in the centre of what was once a wood called Barnho, part of Leicester Forest, which was first recorded in 1250 AD according to the Leicester City Council website.
The driving force behind the project is Naresh Parmar (who also owns the City Rooms in Leicester) which will transform the building into a boutique hotel, advised a recent article on the Leicester Mercury website.
Stunning audio visual capability
SES Technical will provide the initial lighting design and consultancy for the venue, including two ballrooms and a glazed courtyard which is being drawn into the heart of the facility as part of the refurbishment work.
SES will then provide and install an impressive array of audio visual equipment to enable the cutting edge audio design and a comprehensive, versatile, computer controlled mood enhancing system of LED lighting.
The Braunstone Hall project
The grade II listed building is being brought back to life: after closing as a school 20 years ago, it was abandoned – leaving it vulnerable to vandalism.
Mr Parmar is transforming the iconic building into an 18-bedroom hotel, conference centre and wedding venue. The redevelopment will include modern extensions and a café, which will be open to the public. It will be renamed Winstanley House, after the family who built it in 1775: a permanent exhibition of Winstanley family memorabilia will be permanently on display.
Mr Parmar is quoted on the Leicester Mercury website as saying
“Many people don’t really know the history of the place, so this gives the building a completely new chapter in its life.”
This blog will feature regular updates from this notable restoration project.