Yorkshire: planning consent granted for £25m floatling eco hotel

Yorkshire: planning consent granted for £25m floatling eco hotel

Developers have secured planning permission to start construction on a £25m eco hotel in Yorkshire to be operated by Campbell Gray Hotels.

Baca Architects, working on behalf of Rothgen Group, will create the iconic Tyram Lakes Hotel and Spa as part of a wider eco-development around a series of lakes at the 165-acre site.

The hotel will feature 104 bedrooms, conference and meeting facilities, a fine dining restaurant with lakeside views, and indoor pool, leisure club, spa, gymnasium, and a wedding and party venue.

Fifth eco lodges, currently under construction, will float amongst reed beds at the side of one of the lakes, with the hotel and spa set to serve lodge residents as well as guests when the project is complete.

The application to build the green resort was approved by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council in December 2016, commencing with the first phase of 50 eco-lodges constructed from timber and incorporating the latest environmentally-friendly technologies.

Richard Coutts, director of Baca Architects, says: “We have created a piece of living sculpture that flows around the edge of the lake. Together with the floating lodges, the whole complex will be the first of its kind in the UK and a centrepiece in the growing attraction of South Yorkshire and the North.”

Commenting on the collaboration with Baca Architects, Alex Pearce of Rothgen says: “We hired Baca to unlock the potential of the hotel site following their work on the nearby eco lodges. Their commitment to designing with water enabled them to produce a design which embraced the delight of being next to the lakes whiles incorporating a strong flood risk strategy, and the scheme was unanimously passed by the Planning Committee.”

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.

Source: Boutique Hotelier

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