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The Beverley Arms Hotel Redevelopment – East Riding of Yorkshire

Daniel Thwaites

Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Bowman Riley Architects was appointed to design the redevelopment of the Grade II listed Georgian Beverley Arms Hotel.

The building is located in a conservation area opposite the 12th-century St Mary’s church in the town centre of Beverley.

Former coaching inn, The Beverley Arms was built in 1794 with an older core.  In 1967, the property underwent a radical rebuilding and alterations including the construction of a five-storey flat roofed block.  Operating as a 55-bedroom hotel, the struggling business fell into administration in 2016.  This left the property vacant and in need of sympathetic renovation.  The hotel was acquired by Daniel Thwaites to form part of its Inns of Character estate.

The Beverley Arms will be transformed into a 38-bedroom five-star inn with public bar, restaurant and external courtyard.  The design proposals balance the need to improve the function of the spaces whilst respecting the fabric and historical importance of the building.

The core of the building is an historic three-storey red brick house.  The later single storey extensions and conservatory at the rear do not complement the main building and are to be demolished.  In the courtyard, the overbearing 1960s five-storey block extension is also to be demolished and replaced with a smaller extension more in keeping with the local context.

The plans are to sympathetically renovate the building retaining important features including the famous ‘Old Inn Kitchen’ painted by Fredrick William Elwell in 1922 and to make the most of the setting adjacent to the church.

The transformed hotel will bring vitality back to this important historical landmark and contribute to the growing success of Beverley’s visitor economy.

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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – Worcestershire

David Lloyd Leisure Plc

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Bowman Riley Architects designed five new health and leisure clubs for David Lloyd in Bromsgrove, Southampton, Stockton on Tees, Leeds and Sollihul to expand the company’s portfolio into new areas.

David Lloyd operates 81 clubs in the UK. With 475,000 members and 6,000 employees, including an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and more than 400 tennis professionals, David Lloyd is one of the leading providers of health and leisure facilities in the UK.

To support David Lloyd’s reputation for providing superb racquet facilities, for the Bromsgrove Club, we designed five outdoor tennis courts, three of which we cover with our unique tennis ‘bubble’ during the winter, so members can play all year round. We also provided two squash courts.

Providing excellent swimming facilities was a key requirement of the brief at Bromsgrove. We created a 20m outdoor and 25m indoor pool.

We created gym and studio spaces to accommodate cutting-edge fitness equipment and technology.

The club also features: cafe bars with dedicated family zone and adult’s only area, outdoor terrace, function suite and hair and beauty salon.  Images courtesy of David Lloyd, visit the Bromsgrove website here.

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The Judge’s Lodging Hotel – York City Centre

Daniel Thwaites Plc

York (Central Conservation Area)

The Judge’s Lodging Hotel is a Grade 1 listed 21 bedroom townhouse hotel built in 1710 as a private residence before becoming the official residence of the Assize Court Judges until the 1970s, when it was converted into a hotel.

Supporting Daniel Thwaites from the project’s inception, Bowman Riley helped with the due diligence process prior to the hotel’s purchase by preparing designs to liaise with English Heritage, local authority conservation and historic building specialists, York Civic Society and Georgian Society.

Working with the heritage specialists, we re-planned the flow of the building to introduce a new main entrance directly into the bar and restaurant, new dining areas, kitchen and bedrooms. The scheme involved demolition of recent ad-hoc extensions and carefully planned new build courtyard bedrooms with roof terrace.

Specific challenges involved the co-ordination of demolition and building works without disturbing medieval human skeletal remains in the historic graveyard (in the rear hotel courtyard) or the Roman defences below the front courtyard.

“…thank you for all the hard work that you and the team have put into The Judges’ Lodgings… seeing it complete I have to say that you have done an amazing job of addressing the issues and flow within the building and creating a stunning contrast between the new and old at the rear of the property. We are all absolutely delighted and very proud of what has been achieved by all involved.” – Rick Bailey CEO, Thwaites Brewery

“The Judges Lodging is a magnificent Building of the early 18th C with some exceptionally fine interiors.  Thwaites and their design team are to be warmly congratulated for this very ambitious, wholesale development of the entire site – that combines comprehensive restoration of the historic fabric and interiors with an ingenious and delightful reworking of the rear courtyard – to provide outdoor eating areas and additional bedroom suites.  It is very gratifying to see a important but very vulnerable historic building being given a new lease of life by a commercial enterprise – rather than having to turn for its survival to charity or public funds.” – York Design Awards

Since the relaunch of the Hotel, as one of Thwaites’  prestigious Inns of Character, it has also been awarded a 5 star AA Inn Award, Best Small Commercial Building at the LABC Awards and was shortlisted for Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2015 in category of Heritage.

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Cavendish Pavilion – Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire

Devonshire Hotels and Restaurants

Bolton Abbey, Wharfdale,  Yorkshire Dales

Bowman Riley designed and project managed the major refurbishment of the Cavendish Pavilion, a historic tourist attraction in the heart of The Bolton Abbey Estate in the Yorkshire Dales, which was completed in Spring 2012.

The Pavilion is set within a conservation area and areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest, including an ancient woodland (mainly oak) and the length of the River Wharfe known as The Strid.

Originally built in 1898 to serve tea and cakes to the thousands of visitors who arrived by train, The Pavilion resembles a Victorian style station building.

Refurbished in the 1980s, the Cavendish Pavilion needed to be upgraded and renovated to meet the needs of modern visitors.

The refurbishment works comprised the removal of low height exterior sleeper walls, which had acted as a barrier to custom and separated the venue from its environment. Internally, new glazing for the doors and windows was installed to increase natural lighting, new café servery to upgrade and modernise the facility and refurbished WCs.

The Pavilion was reopened by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in May 2012 in time for the summer tourist season and was Highly Commended in the Tourism & Leisure category at the Pro-Yorkshire RICS Awards 2013.

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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – West Midlands

David Lloyd Leisure Plc

Solihull, West Midlands

Bowman Riley Architects designed five new health and leisure clubs for David Lloyd in Sollihul, Bromsgrove, Southampton, Stockton on Tees and Leeds to expand the company’s portfolio into new areas.

David Lloyd operates 81 clubs in the UK. With 475,000 members and 6,000 employees, including an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and more than 400 tennis professionals, David Lloyd is one of the leading providers of health and leisure facilities in the UK.

David Lloyd needed first-rate facilities for tennis and other racquet sports. At Solihull we designed seven indoor and two outdoor tennis courts. We also designed spaces to accommodate three squash courts and two badminton courts.

We created 25m indoor pool and a 20m heated outdoor pool open all year round.

We designed space for gym to accommodate cutting-edge fitness equipment and technology and three studios spaces for exercise classes.

The club also features: cafe bars with dedicated family zone and adult’s only area and outdoor terrace.

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The West Park Hotel – Harrogate City Centre

Provenance Inns

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Bowman Riley Architects transformed The West Park Hotel, a former 19th coaching inn located on the Stray, in Harrogate’s Conservation Area into a luxury boutique hotel.

In 2012, Provenance Inns’ purchased the hotel following several years under-performance, due to the unsuitability of the accommodation and facilities.

Bowman Riley was commissioned to evaluate the existing building and design the transformation into a boutique five star hotel.

Our design reflects the client’s philosophy to bring together the principles of the great British inn with good food, friendly service and high quality accommodation. 25 of the bedrooms rooms have been individually designed, (eight executive suites), bar, restaurant and function suite.

Within the constraints of an incredibly tight urban site, we secured planning consent to demolish the rear half of the hotel and design a new four storey structure (over an extensive new basement), comprising new hotel entrance, lounge, kitchen and en-suite bedrooms.

Bowman Riley worked closely with Provenance Inns and the neighbouring property owners to acquire a new private access road to serve the site and provide additional offsite parking for neighbours. In addition to architecture, Bowman Riley provided party wall surveying and CDM coordination.

Image credit – Style Contracts

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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – Durham

David Lloyd Leisure Plc

Teesside, Durham

Bowman Riley Architects designed five new health and leisure clubs for David Lloyd in Teesside, Bromsgrove, Southampton, Leeds and Sollihul to expand the company’s portfolio into new areas.

David Lloyd operates 81 clubs in the UK. With 475,000 members and 6,000 employees, including an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and more than 400 tennis professionals, David Lloyd is one of the leading providers of health and leisure facilities in the UK.

To support David Lloyd’s reputation for providing superb racquet facilities, in Teesside we designed state-of-the-art tennis facilities comprising indoor and outdoor tennis courts, table tennis table, squash courts and badminton courts.

In Stockton, we provided 20m year-round outdoor pool and 25m indoor pool, an indoor splash pool for kids and an outdoor splash pool for kids.  Spa facilities include a sauna, whirlpool and steam room

We created gym and studio spaces to accommodate cutting-edge fitness equipment and technology.

The club also features: cafe bars with dedicated family zone and adult’s only area, outdoor terrace, sports therapy rooms, shop, hair and beauty salon.  Images courtesy of David Lloyd, visit the Teesside website here.

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Cookridge Hall Golf Club – Leeds

Cookridge Hall Golf Club – Leeds

Stirling Investments Ltd

Cookridge, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Bowman Riley Architects was instructed by Stirling Investments Ltd to design a masterplan for their existing green belt site at Cookridge Hall Golf Club, North Leeds.

The land is set in the grounds of a Grade II listed 18th century mansion house under separate ownership and in use as a health and fitness club.

Concerned about the long term viability of the golf club, Stirling Investments commissioned research to consider the future of golf at the club. The outcome of the research was that the club needed to attract higher volume users and encourage more young people to use the facilities.

Our role was to retain and rationalise the 18 hole course into a 9 hole course aimed at reaching a wider customer base. We also introduced a 9 hole footgolf course aimed at children and young people to stimulate an interest in the sport from a younger age as a crossover sport from football to golf. The remainder of the site was promoted to Leeds City Council for a residential development of up to 300 new houses, which would make a significant contribution towards meeting local housing land supply.

Due to the nature of the green belt site in the context of a listed building setting, we worked alongside a landscape architect to consider long distance views and topography. A landscape visual impact assessment was undertaken and this informed the masterplan for the site.

We also took into consideration historic features of the site that had been lost and incorporate them into the masterplan.  Visit their website here.

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Kenwood Ladies Pond – North West London

Kenwood Ladies Pond – North West London

Catfoss

Hampstead Heath, North West London

Bowman Riley Architects designed a new modular changing facility at Kenwood Ladies’ Pond.  This open air swimming pond and secluded meadow is on Hampstead Heath in North London and run by the City of London.

Opened to the public in 1926, Kenwood Ladies’ Pond is used throughout the year and the new facility was needed to open in time for the particularly popular summer months. The existing building was located on dam and had to be demolished in order to undertake repair work to the dam. It was also run down and in need of replacement. The project was originally conceived to be traditional build; however, the facility could not be delivered in time.

Modular manufacturer Catfoss was brought in to provide a modular solution and Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned to redesign the original concept in a modular format whilst maintaining the original specification required by the client. The facility comprises two buildings; the first accommodating internal and external changing rooms and showers and the second, a lifeguard observation room, an office and disabled facilities.

An innovative solution was designed to create a facility that would be fully accessible. A level threshold for the building was needed for accessible entrances and exits. A new concrete deck was laid by BAM Nuttall and concrete pockets were created to locate each module ensuring level thresholds.

The building was manufactured off site in large aircraft hangers in Driffield, North Yorkshire and erected on site in April 2016 in time for the busy summer season.

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Northcote Luxury Hotel Expansion – Lancashire

Northcote Luxury Hotel Expansion – Lancashire

Northcote Group

Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire

Northcote Hotel is a renowned boutique luxury country house hotel situated on the edge of the Ribble Valley in the heart of Lancashire.  Bowman Riley Architects supported The Northcote Group with its strategic expansion plans including a first class bedroom annexe that compliments the existing multi award-winning and Michelin starred hotel.

The scheme for the annexe, within the grounds of the existing hotel, highlights the Victorian detailing used on the existing hotel and incorporates a grand double height atrium space to emphasis the sense of arrival at the prestigious development.

The 10 exclusive suites provides a luxurious level of accommodation reflecting the clients desire to become one of the UKs leading country retreats.

The scheme is laid out by an order of hierarchy incorporating a range of public and private spaces featuring an intimate drinks lounge, gym, residents games area overlooking the grand entrance atrium and cumulates in an oak beamed loft restaurant with spectacular views over to the Fylde coast.

The proposals to re-landscape the existing grounds to enhance the visitors experience of arrival by creating a pathway through the restaurants intimate herb garden and orchard.

Visit their website

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The View Hotel REfurbishsment – Kent

The View Hotel REfurbishsment – Kent

Rees Melish

Folkestone, Kent

Bowman Riley Architects is providing design services for the transformation of The Salisbury Hotel, a run-down budget hotel, into a boutique 4 Star hotel to be rebranded as The View Hotel.

Located on the Leas Promenade in the coastal town of Folkestone, The Salisbury Hotel is a Regency-style 50 bedroom hotel in need of substantial refurbishment. In recent years, the hotel has fallen into a state of disrepair and was predominantly used by the local authority to place people in need of emergency accommodation.

With an excellent town centre location and most rooms featuring sea views, The Salisbury Hotel was ripe for redevelopment.

The project involves the full refurbishment and reconfiguration of the property including the reduction of bedrooms to 45 to include family suites, the creation of a new reception area, bar and restaurant to be named The Cliff. The bar and restaurant have been designed to attract local patrons and tourists in addition to hotel residents.

The hotel is expected to reopen as The View in time for the peak Summer season. View their website

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New hotel and residential development – India

Private Client

Guwahati, Assam, India

Bowman Riley Architects designed a private members club with 18 hotel rooms and 142 residential apartments in the largest city of Assam in India, the largest metropolitan area in north-eastern India.

The clubhouse and apartments development sits within the tea growing capital of India and the design draws inspiration from its mountainous location.

This 200,000ft² luxury residential development is comprised of five high specification apartment towers and a private members club.

The 50,000ft² Clubhouse has been designed to the highest specification to give guests the ultimate luxury experience. The facilities includes a health and fitness suite, spa, 5 star hotel, banqueting facilities, roof top pool and revolving restaurant.

Bowman Riley also designed the interiors for the clubhouse, using the best local materials to provide a truly memorable experience.

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Skipton Golf Club Refurbishment – North Yorkshire

Skipton Golf Club

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Skipton Golf Club, founded in 1893, is nestled amongst the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on the edge of the historic town of Skipton.

Bowman Riley Interiors was approached by Skipton Golf Club to redesign the existing bar and restaurant areas in the Club House building.

The Club needs to be able to offer a truly flexible space for events and general day-to-day use. We employed 3D modelling software to explore various space planning options using flexible partitions to split the existing spaces for various configurations and layouts.

Our design concept involved the introduction of a fresh, contemporary palette of colours and materials to improve and update the aesthetics.

The dining and bar areas would also be enhanced by a full furniture fit-out, improved lighting and floor finishes.

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New Build Hotel – West Yorkshire

Acorn Stair Lifts

Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Bowman Riley designed the concepts for a proposed high quality hotel on vacant land off Station road, Steeton, Keighley.

The hotel comprises 80 bedrooms (25% of which are executive suites), a restaurant and conference/function facilities.

The building is set within a landmark location and conservation area. With this in mind, the building is designed to be a high quality, strong yet understated piece of architecture, through the interesting use of natural materials, to respond to the sensitive context of the conservation area.

The site is highly landscaped and the building has a green roof to soften its appearance from distant elevated views from the Yorkshire Dales national park.

The building is three storeys in height at the junction with Station road, rising to four storeys, as the natural level of the land drops away along Steeton Grove.

The development comprises a semi-basement car park which acts as a plinth constructed in natural random coursed stonework, above which, the building emerges in contrasting lightweight materials such as timber cladding and glass.

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New build Abov Spa – India

Akshaya

Chennai, India

Abov Spa, currently under construction, will be the tallest building in Southern India at 38 storeys. It was designed to set new benchmarks in opulent living, with each floor dedicated to a 6,500ft² apartment complete with terraces, swimming pool, four bedrooms and servant quarters.

Bowman Riley Architects designed a 5,700ft2 spa level around the proposed service and access cores of the building. The spa provides a reception area, treatment rooms, changing rooms and segregated spa pools.

The aim is to provide a calm and relaxing environment through the use of quality materials, sophisticated lighting and elegant detailing.

The building will achieve the sustainability accreditation LEED.

To register your interest in the project please visit the retail website here

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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – Across the UK

David Lloyd Leisure Plc

Bowman Riley Architects designed five new health and leisure clubs for David Lloyd in Leeds, Bromsgrove, Southampton, Stockton on Tees and Sollihul to expand the company’s portfolio into new areas.

David Lloyd operates 81 clubs in the UK. With 475,000 members and 6,000 employees, including an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and more than 400 tennis professionals, David Lloyd is one of the leading providers of health and leisure facilities in the UK.

David Lloyd is famous for our racquets sports and in Leeds we designed state-of-the-art tennis facilities with nine indoor and five outdoor courts as well as an outdoor ‘bubble’ during winter. We also created squash, badminton and table tennis courts.

For the Leeds club, we designed heated indoor and outdoor pools with our separate children’s pools and spa facilities including saunas and steam rooms.

We created gym and studio spaces to accommodate cutting-edge fitness equipment and technology.

The club also features: cafe bars with dedicated family zone and adult’s only area, outdoor terrace, physiotherapy rooms, shop, hair & beauty salon and nursery.  Images courtesy of David Lloyd, visit the Leeds website here.

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Swinton Park Spa and Country Club – North Yorkshire

Swinton Park Spa and Country Club – North Yorkshire

R N Wooler & Co Ltd

Ripon, North Yorkshire

The Swinton Estate, one of England’s largest privately owned estates, is set within 200 acres, much of which is designated as a Grade II* Registered Historic Park and Garden.

Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned to support the design delivery on site of a new country club and destination spa inspired by the stunning countryside in which it lies.

Sitting right in the heart of the estate, adjacent to Grade II listed Swinton Park – a 32-bedroom hotel and cookery school – the design combines both existing estate buildings with new contemporary structures.

The new spa is home to nine treatment rooms, 18-metre pool, hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna. Outside there will be a secluded spa garden with herbal sauna and shower, a cedar hot tub plus a 10-metre natural water swimming pool. There will also be a beauty cottage in one of the estate’s original buildings and fitness facilities.

The wider estate has been incorporated into the overall offering with the use of produce from the four-acre walled kitchen garden – the largest hotel kitchen garden in the UK – and using the outdoor space for activities such as walking, hiking, running, cycling or outdoor yoga.

Next to the spa, The Terrace restaurant will serve dishes by Swinton’s Executive Chef Simon Crannage. The restaurant, kitchen and lounge are accommodated in a converted and extended joinery shop building, which cleverly brings the outside in with light and airy rooms.

A wood-panelled bar and coffee house adjoins, housed in the former powerhouse, with its own courtyard garden. The large terrace garden provides for alfresco dining.

 

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Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club Clubhouse Pavilion – North Yorkshire

Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club Clubhouse Pavilion – North Yorkshire

Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club

Grassington, North Yorkshire

Bowman Riley Architects was appointed to design a new two storey Clubhouse Pavilion in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park for the Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club.

Located in an enviable setting to the North of Grassington, the project was to replace an existing clubhouse building that was in poor condition and no longer fit for purpose. A new Clubhouse Pavilion will enable the Club to provide a safe place for all to play and to hold social events throughout the year providing a source of revenue to help secure the future viability of the club.

Bowman Riley developed several options and styles, which were presented to the club using 3D concept modelling and photo-montage imagery. The selected design was developed into a full planning application taking a traditional approach in appearance and style to sit harmoniously into its beautiful surroundings.

The Clubhouse was designed to look like a traditional Yorkshire barn using Yorkshire stone and slate materials featuring a glazed façade facing the cricket oval to take advantage of the spectacular views.

The planning process consisted of close collaboration with the Yorkshire Dales National Park planning department involving design development meetings and additional 3D concept modelling to perfect the mass and appearance of the proposed pavilion.

The scheme achieved planning approval in early March 2016.

Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club is a community built club based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, they are now looking at the delivery of the project through fund raising activities.

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Meadowhall Bicycle Hub Building – Sheffield

British Land and Norges

Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Bowman Riley Interiors was appointed by British Land to provide concept design proposals for a bicycle hub building to be situated adjacent to Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield. The shopping centre needs to cater for increasing numbers of staff and customers travelling by bicycle.

The requirement was for an 80 capacity secure bicycle store with associated WC, shower and locker facilities along with a small shop and workshop facility. The design concepts were presented to Meadow Hall’s management team, Sheffield City Council and Russell’s Cycles, as the retail tenant. Following briefing and research, we developed three distinct design concepts addressing each aspect of the brief using 3D concept modelling. Security, sustainability and flexibility were key drivers from the brief. We explored options to construct the building using traditional, hybrid and modular methods of construction.

We provided costs and logistic solutions for each option. The project anticipated to shortly move onto the planning stage and procurement with CBRE acting as project managers .

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English Heritage Maintenance Surveys – North of England

English Heritage Maintenance Surveys – North of England

English Heritage

Site Location: North of England

Bowman Riley Building Consultancy worked in conjunction with English Heritage to assist in the preparation of a maintenance audit for their Northern territory estate portfolio.

Working to an agreed format and maintenance standard, Bowman Riley undertook project management and coordination surveys of over 130 English Heritage Sites throughout the North of England with a three month period compiling information regarding the condition, maintenance, quantities and measurement of each site.

Bowman Riley prepared maintenance reports and schedules for each of the sites which were priced to provide the format for their 10 year reactive and planned maintenance management.

Four surveyors were managed and coordinated to undertake this programme of works using efficiency’s in planning, locations and access in order to deliver the volume of work within the required timescales.

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Odeon Cinema Silverlink new Retail Units – Newcastle

Odeon Cinema Silverlink new Retail Units – Newcastle

Nortrust Nominees and ESH Build

Newcastle

Bowman Riley Architects developed two new restaurant units at the Silverlink Shopping Park, from planning to construction, initially for Nortrust Nominees and subsequently for the contractor ESH Build.

Silverlink Shopping Park is a major retail park in Newcastle with over 20 retailers and leisure offerings of an Odeon cinema and restaurant units such as Pizza Hut, McDonalds and Frankie & Benny’s.

The two new 3,200 ft2 restaurant units are located in the heart of the shopping park, adjacent to the Odeon cinema and are currently occupied by Nando’s and Bella Italia.

Bowman Riley produced the designs for the new units using the BIM software Revit Architecture as an integrated project with the structural engineers. This has enabled the virtual information model to be handed from the design team to the contractor and then on to the owner/operator, which has improved efficiency and coordination and provides more extensive information to the shopping park operator.

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Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club – Ilkley

Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club

Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club is a members’ tennis, squash and racketball club, founded in 1880.

The club features outdoor grass tennis courts, plus hard tennis courts indoors and outdoors; five high-quality squash and racketball courts, a fitness centre and two storey clubhouse housing changing facilities and a café / bar.

Bowman Riley Architects was commissioned to prepare detailed drawings, technical information and oversee the re-cladding works to the existing indoor tennis buildings.

Our role also involved the management of the re-surfacing of five existing courts including new dividing net curtains and back drop screens.  Visit their website here.

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New Health and Racquet Club – Sunderland

Caddick Construction

Sunderland

Bowman Riley Architects developed the designs on a sports and leisure facility at Sunderland Health and Racquet Club for Caddick Construction on a design and build basis.

With state of the art racquet facilities, the club features eight indoor and five outdoor courts for tennis, squash and badminton.

To support the club’s swimming programmes, the club has both an indoor 25 metre length pool and an outdoor pool

The club also features a fully equipped gym, light and airy aerobics studios, sauna and steam room and a bar/lounge.

Since completion, the club has been taken over by Virgin Active visit their website here.

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Premier Inn Hotel Conversion – Lancashire

Scottish and Newcastle / Wilmott Dixon

Site Location: Chorley North, Lancashire

Bowman Riley Architects designed the conversion and extension of a 19th century former malt house into a 40 bedroom Premier Inn and country pub restaurant close to Chorley, a market town in Lancashire.

In the 1800s Malthouse Farm played a vital part in the community supplying malt to landlords and estate owners. The brewing of beer meant the area had enough ale to drink, which in many cases was safer than water. It also provided much needed employment for farm hands in the winter months.

Malthouse Farm served its local area until mechanised techniques were introduced in the early 1900s. The malt house closed and was taken over for use as an inn and public house.

Malt houses needed a lot of ground surface area to spread out the malt as it developed, which is why the pub and adjoining buildings are such long, thin and attractive buildings.

Making the most out of the existing buildings, Bowman Riley carefully designed the conversion of the historic buildings and created a new build element to surround the courtyard.

Today the hotel and country pub have a traditional inn feel with wooden beams, open fires, and flagstone floors. It’s a peaceful setting surrounded by mature trees and greenery next to the picturesque Leeds Liverpool canal.

Want to visit the Chorley North Premier Inn? Click here

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Queens Hall Renovation – West Yorkshire

Burley Parish Council

Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire

Won through competition, Bowman Riley Interiors was commissioned to create a visionary concept for the full renovation of the Queen’s Hall, a grand Victorian building situated in the picturesque village of Burley-in-Wharfedale near Ilkley.

Built in 1868 by a local mill owner, the building has had several uses over the years from a cinema to a lecture hall. Most recently the Queen’s Hall as owned and operated by Bradford Metropolitan District Council as a theatre, meeting and function rooms. The ownership and management of the Hall was transferred to Burley Parish Council following local government cutbacks. The building needs a programme of refurbishment from roof repairs to window replacement. Internally the spaces are inefficient and decoration is dated.

Burley Parish Council wish to develop the building into a vibrant community hub with several different sized multi-purpose spaces for regular and occasional hire, introduce catering facilities and bar, provide spaces for recreational sport and music, secure a number of anchor tenants such as police surgery, youth club and locate a public library within the building.

Our design concept to enhances and extends the hall to create a modern flexible building. We explored how each space could be used for various functions to maximise the efficiency of the building whilst meeting the needs of the various user groups with differing requirements. We produced a 3D model and animation of the design concept for public viewing for the local community to review the designs to gauge feedback to enable the project to progress.

Working with the Shelby Group, we provided detailed budget costings on the design concept to enable the Parish Council to understand to the various elements from a shopping list of elements that were identified.

Visit the website of Burley Parish Council website here

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