The Grove Hotel, Watford.
Once the country estate of the Earls of Clarendon, The Grove mansion is a Grade II* listed building set in 126 hectares of parkland, laid out in the 18th century. Liz Lake Associates was invited to join the project as part of a team of design consultants helping to steer the proposed improvements, including a golf course, through the planning process.
The conservation and enhancement of the site’s natural assets were key to our approach and following a call-in inquiry, planning permission was granted and construction of the golf course began.
The Grove has undergone a major restoration to open as a five-star country hotel with a first-class golf course development. The buildings are now complemented by an all-embracing redesign of the parkland plus pleasure gardens. Liz Lake Associates worked on the detailed design and the construction stage of the project. The hotel won a BALI Principal Award for Soft Landscaping and has hosted the World Golf American Express Championships.