Four Pillars Hotel, Oxford

  • Four Pillars Hotel, Oxfordshire

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A fast-track hotel refurbishment scheme carried out in a landlocked site


Beard’s new high quality extension to this four-star hotel is built using reclaimed multi-brick and comprises of 37 new bedrooms, 22 of which are ensuite. The scheme includes a glazed conservatory and courtyard which provides additional dining and conference space. During the construction, Beard’s project team discovered that a neighbouring 16th century barn has no foundations so they underpinned it as part of the project. This resulted in three weeks of additional works which the team completed without delays to the scheme which was still delivered on time.


  • Working in an occupied hotel and keeping disruption to a minimum
  • Limited access to the courtyard due to a landlocked site


The water pipe at the hotel had to be unexpectedly diverted in order to avoid disruption and keep the hotel operational. The Beard team made it a priority to plans works around sensitive hotel hours so guests and staff would not be disturbed by noise. Materials were lifted over the restaurant and into the landlocked site.

 “We were really pleased to have been awarded this job from a local company. Our team delivered a very high quality project in a tight timescale.”

John Youle, Construction Director


Four Pillars Hotels

Contract value

£1.5 million


John Hallam Associates

Quantity surveyor

Hadland Manning Bullock

Contract duration

26 weeks

Form of contract

JCT 2011

Procurement Method


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