Hotel Indigo, Bath

The Grade I listed Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel set in a historic Georgian terrace in Bath. As part of the conclusion of Hotel Indigo’s major restoration project, CMS Architects were involved in the completion of a series of 18th Century underground vault rooms from RIBA Stage 4 onwards, forming eight new luxury bedrooms, a gym and staff facilities.

The exposed vaulted Bath stone ceilings create a unique experience of historical architecture and careful consideration was required to provide comfortable living spaces whilst preserving the building’s historic character.

This project was particularly unique and interesting, featuring original coal chutes and intricate detailing. The project presented a rare opportunity where planning permitted tanking to the rear of the vaults to weatherproof the rooms and provide ensuite bathrooms; careful attention was required to the detailing of this to ensure the protection of the historic fabric.

We were delighted to be part of this project from a heritage perspective, and are proud of the stunning end result, now a hugely popular Bath hotel.

Principal Contractor: D&B construction led by Emery Brothers Ltd
Architects: CMS Architects
Interior Designer: Carmel Jones, Arch 258
Structural & Civil Engineers: Robin Engineering & Ridge Construction
M&E: Edmond Shipway
Fire Engineer: FRAMs