The Orange Tree
The Orange Tree Hotel project has seen this prominent Richmond High Street site transformed. Fusion by Design worked closely with client Young & Co.'s Brewery plc over 12 months to respect and enhance this iconic London Pub converting it into a 13 bedrooms boutique hotel and fully refurbishing the ground floor pub and dining rooms. The Hotel was completed October 2014.
The concept for the scheme is circulated around a fictional character whom we imagined once resided in the building, whom we named ‘Mr Fenton’. We looked to his hobbies and interests throughout the scheme, linking these to the local area. Sporting life is expressed across the bar area, rugby, walking and cricket, with Kew gardens and the nature of Richmond Park being the inspiration for the dining rooms and the upper hotel floors. All the design elements merge to provide an elegant, personal style for The Orange Tree Hotel and deliver a great addition to Young’s rapidly growing hotel business, we think Mr Fenton would approve!
In keeping with Young & Co.'s Brewery plc’s desire to ensure their hotels deliver a boutique style, Fusion By Design have worked closely with Young’s and architects LAP to convert the staff accommodation to the upper floors of the building into 13 stunning new bedrooms all with new en-suite bathroom facilities. With a project cost of £1.7m, there were a number of major changes required to the building to convert its use into a hotel. The main structural works included the relocation of the former pub toilets to the basement, freeing up space on the first floor for new rooms, a new single storey extension provided to the rear and the conversion of previously unused attic space to ensure that all guestrooms are comfortable in size and provide all the facilities expected of a boutique London hotel.