The World Of Hospitality Issue 12 2015 - Page 10

10 the World Of Hospitality True to the company’s bold ambitions, Hampshire Cricket now has a state-of-the-art cricket ground in a completed stadium with a great match-day atmosphere, and a spectacular hotel at the heart of the year-round business and leisure destination. Falconer Chester Hall’s interior design combines organic forms and patterns reminiscent of the New Forest with the rich hued timbers and leathers of the site’s sporting past, finally adding a dash of the panache and excitement of 1920s aviation. The lounge and restaurant have a classic look; parquet flooring and wooden panelling give a deep warm feel to the space. Leathers and heavy drapes, mixed with metal work redolent of vintage luggage, have influenced the detailing to the bar and fixed furniture. A sumptuous colour palette and opulent lighting define intimate spaces whilst leather bar stools, table lighting, dark woodwork and accents of stainless steel and glass add a touch of glamour. In the Executive Lounge, an area for Hilton Honours and executive guests, the use of leathers and bold colours is continued but lightened and freshened with soft greys and warm whites. Hilton Hotel & Spa Mark Doohan, Director of Falconer Chester Hall Architects, interior designers for the hotel, said of the restaurant and executive lounge: “Our design brings together reflections of the site’s sporting heritage, its historic connections and the beautiful countryside that surrounds the city, creating a luxurious and inviting space to welcome guests to the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl.” Project Name: The Ageas Bowl, Hampshire, Stadium Masterplan and Hotel Address: Botley Road, West End, Hampshire Borough: Eastleigh Full postcode: SO30 3XH Client/Developer: The Ageas Bowl / Southampton Hotels Ltd Value: £45m Start Date:2006 Date of completion: 2015 Status: Completion April 2015 No of Storeys: 6 (Hotel) Size (sqm): 64 acres (site), 1350m2 (hotel building) Form of Procurement: Design and Build Services Provided: Masterplanning, Architect Website: Project Team Masterplanner: EPR Architects Lead Designer: EPR Architects Hotel Architect: EPR Architects Stands Architect: The Miller Partnership Interior Designer: Falconer Chester Hall Golf Course Architect: Weller Design Structural Engineer: Muir Associates M&E Engineer: ME Engineers and Compass Energy Ltd Planning Consultant: Paris Smith Project Manager: EC Harris Cost Consultant: EC Harris Contractor: Powells Group Ltd Golf Course Contractor: Keltbray Transport: WSP Environmental Statement: HRS (BREEAM Assessor) Flood Risk: WSP; Envireauwater (site water management strategy) Fire Consultant: CelTech Acoustic Consultant: HRS Acoustics Landscaping: Johns Associates (landscape and ecology)