entrance to accommodation building

Feldon Valley

location:
Cotswolds, Lower Brailes
client:
Private
role:
Architecture
Interiors
Signage Consultant
sector:
Public & Leisure
value:
£6.8m
status:
Completed 2019

Remodelling and extension of the existing clubhouse, new overnight accommodation and greenkeeping facility

This scheme to redevelop Feldon Valley Golf Course received planning consent from Stratford On Avon District Council in 2016. Feldon Valley is situated in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 3 miles east of Shipston-on-Stour.

The Club traces its origins to the early 1990s when a group of enterprising local farmers and businessmen took the decision to convert agricultural land into a golf club. Originally called Brailes Golf Club, the new owner and operators, led by 360 Partners, have instigated a strategy for reinvestment in the golf course to deliver sustained membership that will improve its future viability — a sustainable business built on Golf, Community & Nature.

The masterplan and all the buildings are designed by Design Engine. Our aim has been to deliver the operational brief requirements with minimised impact on the course, to create a scheme of architectural interest that will have a positive contribution to the course setting.

There are three main elements:

  • Remodeling and extension of the existing clubhouse
  • Introduction of new overnight accommodation
  • New replacement purpose-built greenkeeping facility

A shared palette of natural weathering materials that are sympathetic to the natural setting of the Cotswolds AONB forms a unifying feature of the proposals for Feldon Valley, helping to define a distinct local character and sense of identity, with this contextual material application helping to embed the buildings into the landscape setting.

exterior view of accommodation building
exterior view of accommodation building
exterior view of lodge

Clubhouse

Design Team

main contractor:
Stepnell

structural engineer:
Momentum

cost consultant:
Selway Joyce

landscape consultant:
BD Landscape/Indigo Landscape

planning consultant:
Stansgate

The Remodeling and extension of the existing clubhouse include reconfigured interiors and enhanced external terraces overlooking the course designed to allow members and guests to make the most of its unique position in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The new replacement purpose-built greenkeeping facility frees up space for the new ‘Ecology Island’ which will include a wildflower meadow, turf nursery, small fruit orchard, and space for growing beds for the clubhouse kitchen to grow their own produce.

clubhouse balcony
clubhouse entrance
clubhouse exterior view
interior restaurant clubhouse

New Overnight Accommodation

Design Team

main contractor:
Stepnell

structural engineer:
Momentum

cost consultant:
Selway Joyce

landscape consultant:
BD Landscape/Indigo Landscape

planning consultant:
Stansgate

The introduction of new overnight accommodation, comprises a small two-storey hotel and four single-storey woodland lodges within the adjacent copse, providing rooms for up to 60 guests in an idyllic rural setting.

The Lodges at Feldon Valley from 360 Golf
exterior view of Feldon Valley Lodges
lodges view through the copse
lodge interior with sofa
lodge interior with bed