Art and Design students from New College Stamford have been putting their creativity to the test, responding to a real life brief set by The William Cecil Hotel in Stamford to transform the look and design of their bar.

Judges from the William Cecil hotel were blown away by the student’s designs, not only offering winner Charlotte Franklin afternoon tea for two but also the opportunity to work alongside a professional interior designer to bring her work to life!

Paul Brown, Group Director of Hillbrooke Hotels said,

“I was genuinely amazed by the amount of work that all of the students had put into their projects and delighted that Charlotte will be having some impact on the final design for the soon to be new bar at the William Cecil hotel”

“The final designs met our brief and were unique, which is exactly what we need in Stamford’s competitive market”

The redesign of the hotel bar area is part of The William Cecil hotels ongoing investment, to continually come up with ways to move with their customer needs and overall visitor experience. Now, with a little help from New College Stamford brightest talents they can do exactly that! Works are set to commence late 2017 with a completion planned for early 2018, so watch this space of the result.

Works are set to start towards the end of the year, which will see Charlotte’s designs implemented within the William Cecil Hotel’s redesign and she will have the opportunity to be behind the process every step of the way, meeting bar and interior designers to turn her designs into reality.

Charlotte Franklin presents her winning design to Paul Brown, Director of The William Cecil Hotel. L-R Tom Couthard (Art and Design Lecturer at New College Stamford), Charlotte Franklin, Paul Brown.

Charlotte Franklin presents her winning design to Paul Brown, Director of The William Cecil Hotel. L-R Tom Coulthard, Art and Design Lecturer at New College Stamford, Charlotte Franklin and Paul Brown.

Tom Coulthard, Art and Design Lecturer at New College Stamford said, “It’s excellent that the William Cecil hotel enabled the students to undertake this brief, they are a very tenacious and talented group with many great things ahead of them and real experiences like this will help them along the way”.

Charlotte’s achievement in particular will be a fantastic addition to her CV, allowing her to stand out in such a competitive industry.

Other Art and Design students involved were, Leo Chandler, Tamara Chapman, Jake Cripps, Arianna Doyle, Charlotte Franklin, Jasmine Kelly – Gobuiwang, Wiktoria Koscielniak, Catlin Stimson, Maddison Cook and Fletcher Reid.

If you want to kick start your Interior Design career just like Charlotte did, New College Stamford offer Art and Design courses in a range of disciplines including Art, Graphic Design, Fashion and Photography awarded by the prestigious University of the Arts London.

For more information visit or call 01780 484311 to speak to an Independent Advice and Guidance Advisor at New College Stamford.

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