Decade of planning finally sees Rushton Hall expand


Rushton Hall Hotel in Kettering, Northamptonshire, has revealed plans to create a multi-million pound Orangery, after planning permission was granted after 10 years.

The 46-bed four red-star hotel is home to the region’s only 3 AA Rosette restaurant and the addition of the new Orangery in 2017 will aim to take Rushton Hall to a new level of luxury.

The Orangery took just over a decade to be approved after going through several planning processes, including having to be given the green light by Historic England.

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Now, the new space will be able to cater for up to 300 people, and will be designed by an architect who specialises in historical buildings in a bid to keep in line with the building’s Grade-I listed status.

The work will be carried out in five stages of construction and will complete, will be targeted towards the wedding, conference and events markets.

The Orangery will also be home to six bedrooms and be able to hold trade shows and exhibitions.

Tom Gilbert Rushton Hall’s head of sales and marketing said: “This is a very exciting time for us here at Rushton Hall. Being such a popular venue for events, we wanted to not only offer our guests something extraordinary but also cater for a larger number of guests in spectacular surroundings. The Orangery will be a stunning wedding venue and its flexible layout makes it ideal for conferences and events too. We will also now be able to hold trade shows and exhibitions, something that we have not been able to do previously.”

Rushton Hall was originally built in 1438 and Thomas Tresham put the front gallery on to complete the building in 1600.