The Spa at South Lodge
Located in Horsham West Sussex, The Spa at South Lodge is a purpose-built spa within the grounds of an award winning 5 star hotel.
Felce and Guy were commissioned to provide a full Architectural design for a new luxury Spa facility, before being appointed as lead consultant and contract administrator to oversee the construction. We entered into an extensive design process with the hotel, initially identifying a range of facilities to provide, including: an indoor swimming pool, external vitality pool, Spa treatment rooms, restaurant, poolside catering, gymnasium, and external heated swim pond. With a program established we proposed design solutions to balance the specific needs of the hotel with the sensitivity required to deliver a project of this scale in close proximity to the original hotel.
The resultant architecture sympathetically responds to the natural beauty of the surroundings; setting the building into the landscape with a curving meadow-grass roof; maximising views over the South Downs; and as the landscape falls away, leading to natural water forms, so too does our new building with external terracing leading onto a vitality pool and external swim pond.
In addition to the meadow-grass roof, which helps to attenuate rainwater flow, the new building was designed to benefit from other sustainable technologies: it is served by a biomass boiler system; all drainage is contained on site, using reed bed technology; and the existing ponds within the hotel grounds have been modified and added to, benefitting the local ecology. Work completed on site in March 2019.
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