Turley Associates secures future for Dulwich Village’s Crown and Greyhound public house

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    Planning and urban design consultancy Turley Associates, acting on behalf of the Dulwich Estate, has secured planning permission and listed building consent for a 20 bedroom boutique hotel as part of a refurbished and extended Crown and Greyhound public house in Dulwich Village.The 1,816 sqm scheme restores the famous pub interior creating an improved dining room, kitchen facilities and garden area whilst restoring the exterior and outbuildings.

    Will Lingard, Director at Turley Associates, said: “At a time when many pubs are struggling the Dulwich Estate has recognised the importance of this community resource and focal point of Dulwich Village. The permission ensures its long term future.”

    Members of Southwark Council’s planning committee voted unanimously to approve the scheme following the officers’ recommendation for approval.

    The Dulwich Estate said: “The scheme, for which an operator has yet to be confirmed, protects and improves the core use of the building as a public house. The hotel will bring the remaining redundant and underused parts of the building back into a viable and complimentary use, thereby ensuring the long term protection and maintenance of this listed building and key local landmark within Dulwich Village. The scheme also retains the existing first floor function room, which will be restored and upgraded to a high standard.

    “There are several local drivers behind hotel demand locally, particularly the Dulwich Picture Gallery, small businesses, the four local schools (including Dulwich College) and demand from families and friends of local residents.”

    Turley Associates worked closely with EPR architects, project managers Daniel Watney and Southwark Council officers to develop a scheme that would be appropriate to the historic context of the site and addressed local concerns regarding parking and residential amenity. EPR architects design of the extension adopts a modern interpretation of the Arts and Crafts style blending traditional materials and architectural features with more contemporary cladding, glazing and render.

    Daniel Fountain / 22.05.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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