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George Wright Building, Rotherham

Client:  SME Limited

Project:  Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Bar

Location:  High Street, Rotherham

The George Wright Building is an iconic Grade II listed building tucked away behind the High Street on Snail Hill, Rotherham, and dates back to the beginning of the 19th Century.  It has lain empty since the mid-1990s after being severely fire-damaged.

Self Architects have helped bring new life to this historic building by designing a seven-bedroomed boutique hotel, together with a function room that can accommodate 150 people, with open terraces and a botanical-type garden to the rear.  The unique building also boasts gin and whisky bars and a gallery restaurant with an open kitchen offering fine-dining for up to 80 people.

The project included the reinstatement of a lot of the original brickwork, natural stone and timber which has been left exposed to keep the feel of the building throughout. The internal fit out has also included the refurbishment of the original fireplaces and front doors.