Here at David Salisbury, we’re always proud of each and every commercial buildings project that we work on but the orangery extension for the delightful Wroxton House Hotel on the edge of the Cotswolds was a particular pleasure.
Set within the beautiful thatched village of Wroxton, this privately owned, award-winning hotel is ranked number one on TripAdvisor in Banbury and number two in the whole of Oxfordshire.
Orangery Hotel Reception
A well-known destination for weddings and meetings, as well as a luxurious place to stay, this project involved a two part orangery with twin lantern roofs, expertly designed by Rudy Staal, one of David Salisbury’s leading sales designers.
The new orangery replaced an older and rather ornate split height aluminium conservatory, which acted as an entrance hall but needed significant updating in order to maximise the available space.
Rudy’s orangery design worked in sympathy with the existing period building, whilst creating a much larger, more practical interior footprint. As Rudy commented: “This project was all about creating more practical space and a functional room, as opposed to just a new entrance to the hotel.”
Orangery Return on Investment
As with any commercial project, return on investment was a critical factor – the photos above show the significant number of additional tables and chairs which can now be housed to cater for customers.
The installation aspect of the project had to be completed to a very tight fit timescale as it meant closing down the front entrance of the hotel for the shortest possible period, to minimise disruption to the hotel and their guests.
With double installation teams assigned to this project, this was achieved on time, much to the owner of the hotel’s complete satisfaction.
Now, all we need is go and book a stay!
Designer , David Salisbury Rudy Staal
Rudy grew up in Zambia before moving to Cape Town to further his studies. He has always held a passion for design and has been working in the UK for over 15 years now in the orangery and conservatory industry. His career with David Salisbury began in April 2010, after spending a few years working for a competitor. Rudy has a natural creative flair and this shows in his designs. If you’re stuck for ideas, Rudy will give you a thousand!
To list one project as a favourite is hard for Rudy as each project is so different and each has their own style, quirks, creative energy, and challenges. Rudy treats all projects with the same level of enthusiasm and creativity as the next. He loves visiting his clients and really cares about the experience and lifestyle our customers gain from installing a David Salisbury extension. Expect him to pop back to see you after the project is complete!