Terence O’Rourke worked with Mercedes-Benz, hotelier Ken McCulloch and ex-Formula 1 racing driver David Coulthard to gain planning permission for a new, architecturally striking 120-bed hotel at the former Brooklands motor racing circuit, Surrey.
Surrounded by the history and atmosphere of the legendary banked track, the hotel opened in 2010 and provides luxurious guest accommodation, conferencing and spa facilities.
We had already gained permission for the development of Mercedes-Benz World at the site, which combines the marque’s unique motoring heritage with state of the art technology and an advanced driving facility. The hotel adds a further dimension to this very special site and, by meeting the needs of racing enthusiasts, local residents and business guests alike, assists in preserving the history of the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit.
Terence O'Rourke is an award winning planning and design company, integrating these skills to help deliver exceptional projects.
Our team offers town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning (including environmental impact assessment, heritage and ecology) services. We have a unique skillset and approach that deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.
We work with nationally and internationally known clients including:
BAE Systems, BMW Rolls Royce, Grosvenor, McLaren and Warner Bros., major housebuilders and infrastructure providers and have worked on high profile projects and sites such as the Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa Tree Houses, the Clay Country eco-community, the Goodwood Estate, Luton Airport, Silverstone Park, Mercedes-Benz World, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and Studio Tour – 'The Making of Harry Potter.'