Award winning scheme sitting on a 14 hectare park in Ascot, with a 17th Century House refurbished to become one of trendiest 6* luxury hotels near London. In 2012 the scheme was presented with the Landscape Institute Award for its category.

The hotel boasts a sunken SPA building, hidden within a purposely topographically moulded landform and beautifully camouflaged with a sloping green roof that seamlessly connects with the surrounding turf. In addition to this, the roof also holds scented herbs that are used within the SPA's treatments.

In the capacity of senior project landscape architect for Macfarlane Wilder Ltd (the studio is now trading under a different name), Cristina Refolo led the design in the last two years prior to completion, from concept proposals to technical detailing.


Client: Dorchester Collection
Architects: Purcell
Main Contractor: Galliford Try
Landscape Contractor: Elite Landscapes
Green Roof System: Zinco