DW SPORTS HEATH CLUB, ST. BRELADE’S BAY HOTEL
The new £5M luxury DW Sports branded health club for St. Brelade’s Bay Hotel incorporates 1,800 sqm of new facilities and a car park into the very limited space behind the existing hotel and without impacting on the surrounding Green Backdrop Zone. This was a significant inward investment into Jersey’s tourism industry, conceived to provide recreational facilities for residents staying at St. Brelade’s Bay Hotel (marketed to over 300,000 DW Sports Fitness UK Club members) whilst also attracting Jersey residents as Club members.Read More
A projecting bay window wrapping around the gyms South-East corner captures panoramic views across St. Brelade’s Bay. BDK Architects 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 the 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 Architects are proud, unlike some of the 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 other 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 and 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 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.Read More