The Cross Keys

Saffron Walden, Essex

The Cross Keys re opened just in time for her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee on the 2nd of June 2012. The opening followed a full restoration by Concorde BGW,  the work created a 6 bedroom Boutique Hotel , a completely unique offer now called ‘Molly’s Coffee and Cake Shop’,  an all-new 100 cover dining experience and wine led bar area.

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Charles Wells
Saffron Walden, Essex
Hotel Pub Restaurant and Bars
May 2012

We upgraded the construction of the main building with an improved pitched roof, better insulation, new timber cladding and new flooring. 

Phase 2 - 2017 Design and Construction 

A few years later in 2017 we were brought back in to complete the barn conversion which aimed to turn a derelict barn into three boutique bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The Concorde Build team successfully created 3 very different bedrooms for our client each with their own unique character. 

We included free standing baths and monsoon showers, quirky decorations and vintage furniture, adding to the contemporary Elizabethan look and feel of the hotel. 

As the barn is a listed building dating back to 1750 we had to conserve the extrernal skin to comply with the listed building regulations. This building could have fallen into further disrepair should we have not carefully planned and consulted with building authorities to ensure key features were preserved. 

The finished result is a welcoming hotel in the heart of Saffron Walden with stunning, well-equipped rooms which form an affordable luxury getaway for families or couples. 

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