Quantity Surveying

Conservation, Hospitality

Alexander Hotels

Great Fosters is a 16th-century mansion set within a Tudor Estate steeped in royal history and originally lay within Windsor Great Park. Set in 50 acres of iconic gardens and grounds, complete with listed topiary mazes, a fountain, Saxon moat, Japanese bridge and even a sundial gifted to the Estate by Sir Francis Drake himself.

The Dower House is a Grade 2 listed building and forms part of the Great Fosters Hotel owned and operated by Alexander Hotels since 2018. It’s rejuvenation was an ambition that the Great Fosters design team had been working on for several years. It now comprises seven generous rooms and suites, all rich in original details bearing the patina of time, juxtaposed with the Great Fosters signature fabrics and furnishings, it is once again a grand yet understated residence.

MEA provided Project Management and Quantity Surveying services to convert stores, laundry, and staff quarters in to 7 luxury en-suite bedrooms. The building was internally striped back to its original shell and restored using traditional methods to bring the building up to current standards. Works included the installation of a new ground floor slab, dry rot and damp treatment, strengthening works to the timber 1st floor while keeping its quirky uneven levels and strengthening the existing roof structure while keeping its original form/shape including replacing rotten timbers. Previously hidden features were exposed and restored.

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