The Royal Foresters Hotel, Ascot - Gollifer Langston Architects
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The Royal Foresters Hotel, Ascot

This project brings back to life a Coaching Inn that had been closed for a number of years. We worked with Oakman Inns and their Architect Basil Smith to produce a quadrangle of buildings, knitting two new hotel wings into the existing buildings. This initial diagram addressed both the interlinked nature of the Hotel-Restaurant-Bar arrangement – where staff and guests can circulate between all these areas, and with the need to make a compact statement on this site within the Greenbelt on the outskirts of Ascot.

The new buildings use a Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) structure and a simple palette of materials – white brickwork, black timber, zinc roof – to bring a modern and high quality dimension to the whole and complement the language of the existing Inn. The interiors use Oakman’s characteristic eclectic approach – interior photography by Phillip Vile for Oakman Inns.


Oakman Inns & Restaurants




Commercial, Public