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Hoscote Park Hotel, West Kirby

Hoscote Park is a new boutique bed and breakfast in West Kirby formed by the significant redevelopment of two large Victorian semi detached houses that until 2008 had been used as a nursing home. Our client has highlighted a gap in the region for a four to five star bed and breakfast.

Statistical analyisis has clearly shown the increase in tourism in Wirral over the last five years. However good quality overnight accommodation in the area has not kept pace with the increase in visitor numbers. Hoscote Park was submitted for Planning Consent in August 2010 and a decision is due in October.The hotel will cater for golf clubs and parties visiting the Royal in Hoylake, water sport participants using the sailing centre in West Kirby as well as the many casual visitors to the area attending business conferences and weddings.

Proposals include the demolition of two rear extensions and the construction of a new breakfast room and kitchen; a new car park and entrance plus the complete internal refurbishment to form eighteen new ensuite twin and double bedrooms.

The extension will be complimentary to the existing Victorian architecture but with a contemporary twist by the use of zinc cladding, facing brickwork and  large glazed timber sliding doors. The interior design of each room will be individual to each space and be themed to reflect the history of the building and Wirral.

On completion in Easter 2011 this will provide high quality accommodation for visitors to Wirral, Merseyside and North Wales.

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Gosforth Hall Hotel, Cumbria

Gosforth Hall Hotel, Cumbria is a new annexe to an 18th century hotel in the Lake District National Park. Spring Architects were engaged in negotiations with the main contractor and client that involved revisions to the existing planning consent and production of detailed drawings and specification for building control approval and cost plan purposes.

The annexe comprises eight first floor ensuite bedrooms and two ground floor three bedroom self contained living spaces. The architecture had to closely respect the planners requirements for development in the National Park and materials were chosen to reflect that of the existing hotel and village.

The client has a strong environmental agenda and the brief stipulated the use of sustainable forms of energy generation. The building had to be econmic to run and have a low carbon footprint. Option appraisals were undertaken before agreement was reached on the incorporation of ground source heat pumps and underfloor heating.

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