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Ombersley Court







  • - Masterplanning
  • - Architecture
  • - Landscape Architecture
  • - Building Services
  • - Civil & Structural Engineering
  • - Interior Design
  • - Project Management
  • - Principal Designer

Revitalise is a national charity providing respite care in a holiday setting for people with disabilities and carers. With 3 accessible holiday centres in the UK operating successfully, Revitalise were looking for a fourth site within the West Midlands to fill a gap in the market.

Appointed by the client, One Creative Environments Ltd. (One) were asked to deliver a feasibility report to RIBA Stage 2, (including architecture, landscape, structural, building services and costings) to rejuvenate an unused and listed manor house into a flagship holiday destination and showcase the prospects Ombersley Court could bring.

  • We knew that One had the expertise we needed and would welcome this challenging project. A can-do company who do not hold back on detail allowing us to make necessary decisions. They certainly go that extra mile to deliver.

    Chris Simmons, CEO / Revitalise

Project Benefits

  • A detailed conceptual design masterplan and document clearly highlighted the potential opportunities of Ombersley Court to allow the Board of Trustees to make a rational case and decision about purchasing the estate.
  • Financial savings are paramount to a charity - One’s fully integrated in-house service allows savings to be passed onto the client.
  • A high quality and sensitive design approach allowed for a nationally recognised building of historic and architectural importance to be restored and reused to its full potential.
  • Enlisting an experienced practice saved the client time and money - Good relationships held with planning departments and knowledgeable cost advice allowed the client to make quicker informed decisions and gave confidence that the plan would be approved.

Project Overview

A rare Grade I Georgian country house and grounds, Ombersley Court had been selected as a potential location for Revitalise to house what would be their flagship holiday retreat. Vacant for some time and dating back to the 17th Century, One produced a promotional document to guide the client’s decision to purchase the property and the opportunities available.

Desktop research into the history of the estate, site visits and walkovers, analysis plans, movement and circulation analysis and spacial zoning were all part of the design process to deliver a conceptual site masterplan.

Taking into account the high conservation considerations, a sensitive design was created which restored the main estate, including a new extension and offered a solution to link the main house with the adjacent large stable block area. The design provided 74 bedrooms, staff/ carer accommodation, communal activity areas, spa and re-landscaping to incorporate outdoor leisure space. Full accessibility throughout was paramount to the design.

The detailed plan and break-down of the next steps involved in the design process were fully outlined giving the Board of Trustees confidence that One would deliver the challenging project.