BDK HOTEL & LEISURE PORTFOLIO
Each panel provides an insight into the practices projects covering this sector
DW SPORTS HEATH CLUB, ST. BRELADE'S BAY HOTEL
The new £5M luxury DW Sports branded Health club for St Brelade’s Bay Hotel, integrated 1,800 sqm of new facilities and car park into very limited space available behind the existing Hotel without impacting on the surrounding Green Backdrop Zone. This was a significant inward investment into Jersey’s Tourism industry, conceived to provide recreation facilities for residents staying at St Brelade’s Bay Hotel (marketed to over 300,000 DW Sports Fitness UK Club members) also attracting Jersey residents as Club members. The new DW Health Club provides state-of-the-art facilities including a generous gym, an indoor swimming pool containing steam room, a well-being suite of treatment rooms and two Jacuzzi spa’s, general fitness/aerobic studio, male and female changing rooms, and a café / reception. A projecting bay window wrapping around the Gyms south-east corner captures panoramic
views across St Brelade’s Bay. We introduced our Client to the Inward Investment team at Economic Development, who arranged an early consultation with Planning. Our 3D modelling expertise demonstrated the scheme would slot in behind existing Hotel without impacting on neighbours or the Green backdrop. St Brelade’s politicians were wowed by our 3D model and we consulted with Jersey Architecture Commission, who were very supportive. BDK are proud, unlike some other major schemes proposed for St Brelade’s Bay, despite this being one of the largest projects in the Bay our sensitive approach was welcomed with the Planning Application progressing smoothly to receiving Planning Consent.
ST. GEORGE'S PREPARATORY SCHOOL SPORTS HALL, ST. PETER
The brief was to provide a modern, multi functional facility that could also be let to others users to generate an income for the school. The siting of this building in the historic context of La Hague Manor was crucial and a major concern to the planning authority.
The solution was a modern and simply detailed wooden box sitting quietly against a grassy bank. The structure is pushed to the outside of the box an the large columns stand like trees in the woodland setting. A soft grey roof floats over the box allowing the playing space to take advantage of natural light. The cedar cladding is left untreated to weather down to a soft silver grey, complementing the Manor House limestone.
2002 Jersey Design Awards Commendation
ST. BRELADES BAY HOTEL: EXTERNAL CAFE, POOL & LANDSCAPE
DW Sports appointed BDK as their Architects for a series of projects at St Brelade’s Bay Hotel. Our Clients first objective was to reconstruct and refurbish the external swimming pool, sunbathing terraces and Terrace Café over winter of 2009-10.
Over only nine months we secured Planning and Building consent, detailed, specified and tendered the works, appointed a local Contractor and oversaw their works to completion by May 2010 ready for the peak summer holiday season. We extended the Terrace Café by utilising an adaptable “Galileo” canopy enabling the Terrace to be used in any weather, creating an inspiring relaxing dining experience. Providing a first-class external recreation area for Hotel residents and guests.