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Bicester Heritage Hotel 

The world’s leading automotive resort


The Bicester Heritage hotel will be situated on a former RAF base in the heart of “motorsport valley”, close to a number of Formula One teams and the Silverstone Circuit. The scheme features a 252-room hotel, 92-unit aparthotel, restaurant, leisure facilities and conference centre.

The hotel is the next stage in Bicester Heritage’s vision to become the world’s leading automotive resort. Further plans include the building of motor lodges; these will be luxury leisure residencies allowing individuals to stay within the 425-acre resort with their car adjacent to the private recreational driver’s circuit.

Our design is inspired by RAF Bicester’s rich heritage, offering a contemporary interpretation of the adjoining listed aircraft hangars. The metal-clad curved façade references the sinuous line of a classic car while an expanded steel mesh outer skin plays homage to RAF Bicester’s past as a camouflage training centre.

Model of Bicester Heritage Hotel

Alongside amenities such as a top-tier restaurant, bar, courtyard, gym, swimming pool and sauna, the hotel will offer an immersive experience for automobile enthusiasts with guestrooms benefiting from views across the airfield and race track. Additionally, in the signature central atrium, there will be a rotating showcase of automotive themed exhibitions, featuring not only classic cars, but also the very best cars of the present and the future.

“We were thrilled to be selected to design this landmark hotel within the former RAF base, forming part of the Bicester Heritage Masterplan vision focusing on motorcars and aeroplanes. The design objective has been to respond in a contemporary manner to the site’s unique past, drawing inspiration from its historic position at the forefront of aviation, engineering, and innovation while complementing the existing period buildings. The elevations take inspiration from the listed aircraft hangers within Bicester Heritage, whilst the metal-clad curved façade references the sinuous line of a classic car."

Design team Studio Moren

"Providing 344 hotel and aparthotel rooms, and with extensive facilities including food and beverage, leisure and conferencing, this new hotel will contribute to the greater Bicester and Oxford area hospitality offer while enhancing the activities of Bicester Heritage and its future plans for accommodation, theatre, automotive research and maintenance.”

Design team Studio Moren
Bicester Heritage
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Planning achieved 2018
252 keys & 92 aparthotels
Studio Moren