Studio Moren has been appointed by Magnolia Park Limited to design a scheme for the Magnolia Park Hotel and Golf Club, located just South of Bicester, for a leisure and hotel facility. The proposal consists of 100 luxury guestrooms, an event space, full spa, two restaurants, bar and new golf club house. Additionally, there will be extensive new landscaping, water gardens, terraces and tennis courts.
The site features sweeping and heavily contoured landscape as part of its expansive golf course. Various undulating bunds, slopes and large ponds define the course creating a sinuous and varied topography.
Our design intention was to take the forms of these contours as inspiration for the proposal, creating a massing that responds and harmonises with the sweeping topography of the surrounding landscape.
Magnolia Park is located in an area that is rich in a variety of vernacular architecture which serves to give the locality a well defined character distinct from other parts of the UK. Typical features include various types of buff brickwork and occasionally stonework which is often present on older buildings. The proposed design adopts the use of these local materials, integrated into the proposal in a contemporary manner that relates to the local vernacular architecture.
The development will introduce various new landscaping features, improving its relationship to the surrounding countryside. There will be extensive planting of new trees and vegetation along with the introduction of water gardens that draw upon the sites existing lakes to enhance the hotel’s setting and guest experience. In addition, terraced gardens will allow front of house spaces to follow between inside and out.
Sustainability features allowed for include air source heat pumps, sustainable drainage systems, natural guest room ventilation and deep reveals on the southern elevations to minimise solar gain.
To limit the amount of hard landscaping, grasscrete will be used for areas of parking, allowing for greater greening of the site and improving drainage, and the distribution of surface water.
- Magnolia Park Limited
- Boarstall, United Kingdom
- Planning consented 2023
- Hotel & Golf Club
- 100 keys
- Studio Moren