High Praise for Angel Hotel Refurbishment

The Architect behind the stunning refurbishment of The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds has praised the “high standard” of works carried out by Colnesett.

Back in 2019, the company was instructed to carry out a complete fit-out of the ground floor restaurant, lounges and bar at the grade two listed building. Architect Stan Beanland admitted it was the first project he’d worked on with Colnesett and was impressed with the execution of the works. He said: “We had the pleasure of working with Colnesett recently on a major refurbishment of the lounges bar and restaurant at the prestigious grade two listed Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds.

“This was a difficult project, undertaken in a fully occupied hotel with demanding deadlines and a complex specification which included challenging structural alterations and a very high level of finishes.

“Colnesett delivered the project on time, on budget and progressed the works in a thoroughly professional matter and to a high standard. “I am looking forward to working with them again and would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

The works comprised the complete strip-out and refurbishment of all the customer facing areas.

Colnesett’s Contracts Director, Bill Tarbotton admitted that working on such an old building was always likely to present new and complicated challenges as the project went on.

“We very soon encountered hidden challenges,” he said. “These were not unknown in a building of this nature, in that there had to be some redesign work carried out to enable works to proceed.

“Although this caused a delay in information we were still able to hand the project over in time for Easter 2019 having commenced it just after the clearing up from the New Year celebrations.”

Elements included the provision of new bespoke lighting, new bar and associated services, major structural alterations, specialist wood flooring and redecoration.

Bill added: “Not many of our works are open to the public but this is, and we would encourage you to visit the restaurant for a meal, the bar for a drink, or relax in the lounge for a coffee or afternoon tea and luxuriate in the contemporary ambience that is exuded by this old, lovingly restored, coaching inn.”

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