Fire at Tudor Hotel, Great Malvern
Tudor Hotel in 2006
© The Historic Environment Consultancy 2010
On the 18th January 2010, a fire started in the upper floors of Tudor Hotel, Great Malvern.
The Historic Environment Consultancy carried out an extensive photographic and measured survey on the property in 2005-6 and produced a conservation statement as part of a planning application. Images of the hotel are used extensively in our marketing material and on our 'Metric Building Survey' page.
The fire at the Hotel comes just days after The Victorian Society called for Malvern Hills District Council to serve an Urgent Works Notice on the owner of the building, stating 'if something isn't done soon to secure the site then there is a real danger that the building could be irreparably damaged' (Kristian Kaminski, Conservation Adviser of The Victorian Society, Victorian Society website).
The building was also filmed by a crew from the BBC's 'Flog it!' programme on Friday 12th February, the week before the fire.
The fire was reported by the BBC, Malvern Gazette, Evesham Journal and Worcester News amongst other agencies. Links to some of the news stories follow:
Fire crews rush to historic hotel (Malvern Gazette)
Tudor Hotel in Malvern on fire - VIDEO (Malvern Gazette)
Fire hits historic hotel at centre of campaign - video (Worcester News)
Crews tackle disused hotel fire in Great Malvern (BBC)
Pictures of the fire at Tudor Hotel in Malvern (BBC)
Pershore firefighters battle historic hotel fire (Evesham Journal)
Other related links:
Council must act now to save one of Malvern's most important Victorian buildings (The Victorian Society)
Fight begins to save "neglected" hotel (Worcester News)
Damage threat to historic hotel (Malvern Gazette)
Film crew visits Malvern (Malvern Gazette)
The conservation statement prepared by The Historic Environment Consultancy and can be supplied on request.