In the U.K., Baca Architects has secured planning permission on behalf of Rothgen Group for the £25 million Tyram Lakes Hotel and Spa in South Yorkshire, to be operated by Campbell Gray Hotels. Fifty eco-lodges, currently under construction, will float among reed beds at the side of the western lake and, when complete, the hotel and spa will serve lodge residents as well as its own guests. This is part of a wider eco-development around a series of lakes located in a 165-acre woodland site.
The 104-key hotel's design is conceived as a sequence of landscape elements creating a grand approach through tree-lined vistas. There will be a three-story reception atrium, linking the upper-guestroom levels with the movement of visitors around and among the reception, bar, dining and spa areas and the lakes themselves. Tall pod features with wooden louvres will screen the stair and the work areas of the business lounges, while galleried bridges and elevator lobbies will overlook both the activity below and the longer views across the lakes. The curved dining room also will have its own terrace overlooking the lake.
The building will wrap around the lake and will be divided into bedroom and balcony units. Event space will be accessed through a dedicated entrance and function rooms and terraces will overlook the lake.
The spa complex will include a 20-meter pool, treatment rooms with lake views, a gymnasium, and sauna and steam rooms.
There also will be a rooftop bar and terrace with views of the natural landscape of the Tyram site and the adjoining Humberhead Peatlands’ and Hatfield Moors’ nature reserves.
As part of the regeneration of South Yorkshire and the Humberside region, the hotel will be located 15 minutes from the Doncaster Sheffield airport. The long-term vision for Tyram Lakes Resort is to develop a total of 100 plus lakeside and floating lodges as well as lodges placed within the woodlands.
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