Have you taken a look through the many plans submitted as part of the planning application? This is a huge task and takes a fair amount of time to trawl through each one, but its definitely worth spending the time looking at each attachment.
Key things to note re: Great Barr Hall restoration proposals:
Two elevations (walls) that will be kept as part of the restoration
- The first plan to look at is the remaining elevations that will kept as part of the restoration. There are only two walls that can be kept, although when you look at this plan, you can see that its practically a re-build/restoration of both. Click this link to view: Fabric Retention and Demolition Strategy 19-11-2013
- Ground floor plan of hall
This plan shows the layout of the ground floor. There are two conference rooms and the main restaurant/dining room is on this floor as well. The Orangery on this plan is what most of us will know as the Chapel. However, the Scott Family only used this as a billiard room it was never consecrated as a Chapel. On this plan you can see the square shape original footprint of the hall and the extension at the back, which will include a basement car park with 50 spaces. Click here to view the ground floor plan: GBH-05 Hall GF plan proposed (2)
- First floor plan of hall
This plan is really important to see, it shows the planned huge extension onto the back of the hall, which is almost two thirds bigger than the original footprint. It also shows that the first floor banqueting suite can seat around 500 people. You can take a look at this here: GBH-06 Hall FF plan proposed