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Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
Feb 20

The Development of Bretton Hall

Bretton Hall

Development work at Bretton Hall to convert the building into a hotel paused a while back but has been given fresh impetus with the news in September last year that developer Rushbond has entered into partnership with Artfarm who will operate the new hotel.

Artfarm is an independent hospitality company that will take the creative and operational lead for the transformation of Bretton Hall into a unique hotel, which sits within the grounds of Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) and Bretton Country Park. Artfarm will work in partnership with Rushbond on the delivery of the hotel and the redevelopment of the wider Bretton Hall Estate.

Founded in 2014 by Somerset-based gallerists and art collectors Iwan and Manuela Wirth, Artfarm aims to set new boundaries for what culturally led development can achieve, by adapting and reinventing unique destinations to bring together art, learning, community, people and place, such as The Fife Arms in Scotland, the Roth Bar & Grill, Durslade Farmhouse and The Bull Inn in Somerset, and Manuela in Los Angeles. The partnership at Bretton Hall forms part of a collection of unique and individual assets in Artfarm’s planned evolution and growth.

At our talk, which starts at 7.30pm, will be held in the Kingswood Suite at Wakefield Town Hall and representatives from both Rushbond and Artfarm will take us through the latest plans.

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