Cottons Hotel, Knutsford, Cheshire
Shire Hotels
Cottons Hotel, Knutsford, Cheshire
Contract Duration:
9 Weeks

Cottons Hotel & Spa, one of Shire Hotels’ 4-star prestige hotels, is set in rural Cheshire just north of Knutsford. The hotel has one hundred and nine well-appointed bedrooms, together with twelve syndicate rooms, meeting and function rooms; there is also a luxurious spa, naturally illuminated swimming pool and beauty therapy treatment rooms.

We have successfully completed a wide range of refurbishment projects at this hotel, which is why we continually have the opportunity to tender all of Shire Hotel’s refurbishment projects.

Firstly we created two luxury, fully DDA compliant syndicate bedrooms from three existing guest rooms; then we completely refurbished the new veranda suite and built a new external balcony.

With the hotel operating all year round we had to ensure that there was the minimum of disruption to the guests for the duration of both projects, which involved major internal structural works.

Once we had created the shell of the new, generously proportioned syndicate rooms, we installed new plumbing, wired in high speed data and audio/visual cabling, and installed new lighting and air conditioning systems. The rooms were decorated throughout and finished to exacting client specifications, including fully tiled wet rooms, bespoke fitted and free standing furniture units, including wardrobes, vanity units and dressing tables.

Within the refurbishment of the Veranda Suite on the first floor above the main reception we completely stripped out and demolished the old suite and installed new structural steelwork to define the new space. We fitted-out the new function room, complete with all M&E services and the installation of a state of the art lighting system; we also pre-wired data and audio/visual cabling. New coffered ceilings were installed, the room was plastered throughout and was finished in line with the clients specification.

We supplied and installed all joinery in oak, including the bespoke feature bar with a solid granite top, including bespoke designed oak security shutters and a feature lighting system. The new room incorporates movable acoustic walls that divide the space into two sound proof rooms, which makes the suite more versatile. We were also asked to create a new balcony which affords views out over the surrounding Cheshire countryside which was finished off with dramatic scene set lighting. We installed a contemporary glass and stainless steel balustrade, which provides a stylish contrast to the hardwood timber decking.


Commenting on this project Steve Shaw, Property and Development Manager at Shire Hotels, said: “We were delighted with your company’s efforts in completing the Cottons projects on time and to your usual high standards. The success of the job is in no small way due to M&W’s commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism. Once again, it has been a pleasure working with M&W and we look forward to working with you on future projects.”