"Mozolowski & Murray demonstrated they understood business, not just construction"

The Keavil House Hotel is a leading Country House and Spa set in a beautiful, rural hamlet just a short drive to Scotland’s Capital City. Nestling in 12 acres of landscaped gardens, it is the perfect venue for guests to enjoy quality food, drink and tailored events, all year round.

Hotel management approached Mozolowski & Murray with an ambition to increase their food and beverage capacity and maximise the hotels opportunity to attract a higher turnover of business, to complement its existing wedding and events business, as well as hotel accommodation revenue.

Our brief was to extend the existing restaurant out to the rear of the property and create a dining terrace for use in the spring and summer months. As Keavil House is a 15th Century traditional country house, our design was key. While it was important to create a modern, functional and welcoming space, it was imperative that we created something to complement the existing style of property. We designed a stunning dual colour orangery with a stone terrace and glass balustrade, so guests could feel part of something traditional but experience a classic contemporary feel.

This was a winter project and involved taking down an existing PVC conservatory and replacing it with a bespoke Orangery. The project was scheduled for a 10-week completion and was handed over on time and ready for the Festive period.

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"Mozolowski and Murray understood business, not just construction.”

The hotel now boasts a new and stunning 95 square-metre ‘Botanist’ restaurant, bar and terrace, with a seating capacity in the restaurant of up to 60 diners. The Botanist restaurant is now hosting special occasions such as birthdays, engagements, wedding anniversaries and other family occasions in a beautiful and unique environment. It is already enjoying a return on its investment and we are delighted to have played an important role in the Keavil realising this ambition.

Commenting on what has been an exciting project, Director of Mozolowski & Murray, Virginia Murray said:

“This once very private retreat has been lovingly converted and extended to combine all the comfort and luxury of a modern hotel while retaining the charm of the ancient mansion. It was important to us that we designed an extension that was in keeping with the building’s rich heritage and traditional features. The result is stunning, incorporating a design that’s built to last a lifetime.”

Commenting on the experience, Keavil House Hotel’s Managing Director, Alistair Bruce said:

“What impressed me most, was how Mozolowski and Murray understood that the build process was just as important as the end result. We worked to a process to ensure construction didn’t impact on the rest of the hotel’s operation, whether that be screening to allow a wedding to take place in the gardens or scheduling noisy construction, so it didn’t clash with corporate or private events. This, for me, demonstrated that Mozolowski and Murray understood business, not just construction.”

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