Planning Committee approval has recently been secured for the refurbishment and extension of Linton Lodge Hotel to a 123-room 4-star boutique hotel that better meets the demands of the Oxford market.
Linton Lodge is currently a 3-star hotel set in the leafy North Oxford suburb, just a mile from the city centre. It is formed of two converted and extended Edwardian houses and provides 87 hotel rooms for visitors, including tourists and business travellers.
Oxford’s hotel market is currently undersupplied, which is limiting the city’s tourism and business, as well as driving up the price of local accommodation. Over the next decade, at least 670 hotel rooms are needed to address the demand.
This project will make an important contribution to meeting the need for accommodation and the hotel will generate an additional ~£2.1 million in GVA to the local economy and ~£1.7 million in visitor spending, as well as facilitate 15 new jobs and construction and supply chain positions.
The proposal removes and replaces out-of-date 1970s extensions with high-quality and sustainable new buildings to enhance the North Oxford Conservation Area, better revealing and restoring its green garden suburb character. KE Hotels collaborated with a skilled project team, including Edgars, Riach Architects, Worlledge Associates Heritage Consultant, Mode Transport Planning, Nicholsons, Waterman, Ecology Solutions, EB7, Air & Acoustics Consultants and Avison Young to guide the design proposals through to approval via planning committee on 15th August 2023.
We’re thrilled with the positive outcome, and we look forward to seeing our development come to life in the near future.
“I am delighted with the outcome of the planning decision. We worked very closely with Oxford City Council, with the assistance of Riach Architects and Edgars to provide a proposal that will allow us to bring Linton Lodge up to a very modern standard and ensure the hotel has a sustainable future as a high-end boutique hotel. The hotel is coming up to its 20th anniversary under our ownership and we’re excited to take this project forward.” - Anil Khanna, Director, KE Hotels
Photo Credit: Blink and Riach Architects