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Pullwood Bay Boathouse Pool

Pullwood Bay Boathouse Pool

2004-2006
Pullwood Bay is the development of a large country estate, on the shore of Windermere, into a prestigious, contemporary holiday destination. The Arts and Crafts house is to be refurbished and converted into luxury apartments. It is proposed to convert and extend the boathouse to become a leisure facility with a new swimming pool and gym. The refurbished upper level of the boathouse will contain a lounge and library and the covered balcony will provide magnificent views across Windermere towards Ambleside. The new swimming pool extension will respect the design and proportions of the original boathouse and be placed perpendicular to it. A glazed bridge at First Floor level will connect the two buildings.

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Cedar Manor Hotel

Cedar Manor Hotel

Windermere, Cumbria
2009-2011
The Coach House was fully refurbished and extended to create one of the best hotel suites in the Lake District. The suite is split over two floors. The upper storey contains a lounge and dining area that can be used as a small conference facility. Downstairs is the bedroom with sitting area and luxurious bathroom. We worked closely with the clients to obtain a Rural Northwest Tourism Connect grant to part-fund the works. This funding process was subject to a tight programme to obtaining a competitive two stage tender for the works.

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Black Bess

Black Bess

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St. Peter, Barbados
2002
In this project we worked closely, but remotely, with the Caribbean developer to prepare a master plan for a large inland site in St Peter, Barbados. The development includes a health spa hotel, a clinic, a nursing home, retirement apartments and eighty villas surrounded by an eighteen-hole golf course. The scheme was submitted for outline planning approval in 2002 and construction is due to start in 2007. The spa hotel is to be operated by The Banyan Tree Group.

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Close Farm Embleton

Close Farm Embleton

2005-2006
Iggesund Paperboard (Workington) Ltd, an international paper manufacturing company, owns a former farmhouse in Embleton, Cumbria that is used as a hospitality venue for entertaining their customers when visiting their factory in Workington. This project is to convert the adjoining Grade Two Listed barn to create an additional bedroom, a conference facility, and a small relaxation area and gym. The design was carefully considered to insert the new functions into the fabric of the existing building with as little exernal change as possible. The project received planning permission and listed building consent in 2006. The first phase of construction work to the external shell of the building only has been completed.