Jeremy Blake is a Partner at Purcell and heads up Shh! Sustainable heritage hotels, the Hospitality Sector within the Practice, delivering ground breaking green and sustainable developments on a commercially viable basis for a range of hoteliers and clients across the UK and abroad.
Jeremy also heads up the Sustainability Group within Purcell and was the only architectural practice to be listed in the top 100 Sunday Times Best UK Business Awards in 2010 and went on to be listed in the Top 50 for the following year’s awards.
Hotel projects range from the refurbishment of the Athenaeum Hotel in Mayfair with Europe’s tallest ‘living wall’ on a carpet of recycled clothing to luxury hotels in country estates across England, Scotland and Wales such as The Bowood Hotel in Wiltshire. Overseas projects include the Nevskij Palace Hotel in St Petersburg, the restoration of a luxury 6* hotel in the original C19th Thomas Cook building in Luxor and The Oberoi St Helena where the client’s brief is to create the world’s greenest hotel that is scheduled for opening in 2016. His work is recognised internationally and the recently completed eco luxury spa at Coworth Park near Ascot for the Dorchester Collection was awarded both a Carbon Trust Award and voted the Best UK Spa in 2012 and ranked in the Top 5 Globally.
His latest projects are at Danesfield House, a Grade 2* listed chalkstone building overlooking the Thames near Marlow, and further substantial development at his European Hotel Award-winning Grade 2* Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire.
Jeremy recently completed a three year Chairmanship of the European Hotel Design Awards and is a regular speaker at hotel conferences as well as this year’s Ecobuild on ‘Delivering Low Carbon Hotels’.