Edge Hotel School

Royal opening of Hotel School in Grade II* listed Wivenhoe House.


Working in conjunction with a range of consultants including Bond Bryan Architects, Beacon co-ordinated the submission of planning and listed building consent applications and gave specialist advice on alterations to the building and the sympathetic design of the new extension in grounds which are registered as an Historic Garden.

We led discussions with the borough council's planning and conservation officers and English Heritage, the Victorian Society and the Georgian Group.

Past alterations to Wivenhoe House – such as the removal of its main Victorian staircase in the 1980s– offered scope to reinstate such key features as part of the planning proposal which took just eight months to develop.


Planning and listed building consent was granted in 2010.The hotel was opened to receive guests from July 2012 when the restored main house was unveiled. The contemporary garden wing was completed in September, in time for the official opening by The Duke of Kent.

ClientUniversity of Essex
Services providedApplication  
BP teamJon Burgess   Jenni Mason  
Project value£10m+
ArchitectBond Bryan Architects
* Images courtesy of ©Bond Bryan Architects
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