Projects

Grantley Hall Hotel and Wellness Retreat – Ripon

The magnificent Grantley Hall opened in the summer of 2019 as one of the UK’s most luxurious hotels and spas in the UK.  This five-star country retreat is the only member of Relais & Châteaux in Yorkshire, was named ‘Best Newcomer 2020’ by Conde Nast and labelled the second-best new luxury hotel in the world by Luxury Travel Intelligence.

Bowman Riley delivered the transformation of the elegant Grade II* listed Grantley Hall into one of the UK’s finest country hotels and wellness retreats.

Surrounded by 30 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside, the magnificently imposing Grantley Hall is set on an artificial island created by the canalisation of the River Skell in Ripon.

The 17th century classically styled property was built as a private residence for the Grantley family. Extensions in the 18th and 19th centuries followed leaving a principally Georgian elevation. The building has enjoyed a colourful history which includes its use as a shooting lodge, convalescent home during the Second World War and an adult education college.

Inspired by its grandeur, the renovation of Grantley Hall accentuates the historic details of the imposing property featuring a magnificent dual height presidential suite, signature restaurant, brasserie and cocktail bar set in exquisite formal gardens.

To complement the historic Hall, a new spa building and bedroom wing have been created in a modern Georgian style.  Four months after opening,  the Three Graces Spa was awarded 5 Bubble Luxury status by the Good Spa Guide.

A new subterranean Garden Pavilion building featuring a bar, private lounge, an exclusive after-hours club and restaurant has been integrated within the 1910 listed Japanese garden restored to become one of the most important of its type in the country.

The renovation of the historic hall alongside the creation of two new bespoke buildings allows hotel guests to experience a five-star luxury getaway in opulent surroundings.

We worked with a Yorkshire based consultant team including project managers and surveyors, Lucas Lee, engineers GHD and the interiors were delivered in conjunction with JMDA.   The two main contractors were locally based, RN Wooler & Co and HACS. This team along with numerous other consultants and subcontractors made the Grantley Hall vision a reality.

Grantley Hall won the Heritage Award at the 2020 RICS Social Impact Awards Yorkshire and Humber and has reached the national finals.

RICS Head Judge Mark Rugg said:

Grantley Hall oozes historic character and quality. After decades of inappropriate uses and vacancy the multi-phase Grade II* listed mansion dating back to the 17th century, has been lovingly transformed into a five-star hotel and wellness retreat. The painstaking restoration programme included extensions and new buildings designed to enhance the character and use of the site. The Japanese Garden is a jewel in the crown and was designated a Grade II Registered Park and Garden during the course of the project.”

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Taylor’s on the Green Matterport – Keighley

Bowman Riley created a Matterport Tour following the refurbishment of the Lord Rodney pub in the West Yorkshire town of Keighley into Taylor’s on the Green, a new tap room and kitchen from Timothy Taylor’s brewery.

The world-famous brewery has been operating in Keighley since 1858 using the spring water that wells up from deep under the Pennines. Originally, called Ye Olde Red Lion, the pub was renamed the Lord Rodney in the late 1700s in honour of a leading 18th-century British Admiral. Its new name of Taylor’s on the Green will reflect the hostelry’s position on Church Green in the centre of the town.

For more information on the Taylor’s on the Green refurbishment please see here.

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Cafe del Mar Yacht Refurbishment – Cannes, France

Bowman Riley provided interior design services on Cafe del Mar, a private yacht moored in Cannes, France.

Cafe del Mar is an 88.58ft/27m Leopard 27 open yacht built in 1998 and last refitted in 2011. Our brief was to refresh the interior space to reflect our client’s personality, personal aesthetics and aspirations for his yacht.

Cafe del Mar sleeps up to seven guests in three rooms, including a master suite, two double cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to three crew members on board.

We reconfigured the internal areas to create better spaces for our client to entertain and designed the re-decoration to incorporate the client’s vibrant colour palette of black and hot pink.

Our interior visualisations for the yacht allowed the client, who was in Dubai for the duration of the project, to visualise the space and agree on the concept and the designs. Subsequently, we selected all of the finishes and materials for the wrapping of the interior cabinetry. We also chose all materials and fabric finishes for both the upper and lower salons.

The client’s iconic hot pink colour was integrated into the design with accents of black and gold to add a luxe feel to the aesthetic.

Now complete, our client is delighted with the end result.

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Gremat Yacht – Cannes, France

Maplecrest Yachts
Cannes, France

Bowman Riley designed the interiors of a private motor yacht, the Gremat moored in Cannes on the French Riviera.

The Gremat is a 27-metre luxury vessel with sophisticated exterior design and engineering by Paolo Caliari.  Gremat’s interior layout sleeps up to seven guests in three bedrooms and is capable of carrying three crew on board.

Built in 1999 and last refitted in 2017, the yacht needed an interior refresh to update the style for use by the owner as a private yacht and as a charter yacht.  Our aim was to create a modern stylish aesthetic to suit the needs of the yacht owner and to create a relaxed luxury experience for guests with contemporary styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating.

We provided concept ideas for the interior space, exploring various options and layouts for both the upper deck and galley for discussion with the yacht owner.  The designs were developed alongside our client and a final set of visuals accompany the specification for the soft furnishing and decorative accents to enable the Gremat captain and project manager to implement the designs on-site in France.

A key driver was to maximise the Gremat’s leisure and entertainment facilities to enhance her appeal as a charter yacht for socialising and entertaining.  The galley was reconfigured to offer greater flexibility as the main entertaining space for parties and larger groups to gather.

To create an elegant and contemporary interior, our proposals included lightening the dated mahogany timber to soften the overall interior. This is achieved by wrapping the cabinetry, work surfaces and carcass details, completely transforming the space.

New upholstery fabrics were selected to bring texture whilst ensuring suitability for marine use and commercial entertaining. Contrast piping details compliment the wrapping finishes and bring the scheme together. In addition to this, we selected decorative cushions with a bespoke trim detail to the interior seating and bathing areas to add colour and texture.

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Harrogate Town Football Club Redevelopment

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Harrogate Town Football Club

Since 2016, Bowman Riley has been working with Harrogate Town Football Club to significantly redevelop its Wetherby Road CNG Stadium and grounds to support its ambition of securing promotion to the English Football League.

We have provided architecture, project management, contract administration and the role of principal designer to upgrade the player and spectator facilities in phases to aid the club’s continued success and growth.

Harrogate Town needed to expand its facilities to increase spectator capacity from 2,800 to over 5,000 to meet the ground criteria of higher football leagues.  This ambition was realised in 2020 with the introduction of new seated and standing terraces.  Additionally, the plans have involved a new two-storey clubhouse, an office building, improved hospitality areas and a new floodlighting solution.

The first phase of the redevelopment comprised the introduction of three new terraces for spectators and adaptations to their existing terraces to increase capacity.  The second phase was the replacement of the existing family stand with a new main stand including new food outlet, bar area and new toilet and laundry facilities beneath the terrace.  As the new main terrace reached completion in 2020, Harrogate Town achieved its long-term vision of reaching the English Football League for the first time in its history.

Subsequent phases will be a new office building and a new two-storey clubhouse providing modern changing facilities at pitch level in a striking new building.   The first floor of the clubhouse will provide a hospitality space with external elevated terrace seating for 128 spectators overlooking the pitch.  Additionally, we are designing a new face for the club to strengthen its existing presence replacing the existing entrance structure and included improved turnstile access, ground floor ticket area and staff offices.

The final phase will be the redevelopment of the east side of the terrace to replace the existing terrace with additional hospitality areas.

 

 

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Swinton Park Country Club and Spa – near Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire

RN Wooler & Co

Swinton, near Masham, Ripon in North Yorkshire

The Swinton Estate, one of England’s largest privately owned estates, is set within 20,000 acres, much of which is designated as a Grade II* Registered Historic Park and Garden.

Bowman Riley supported the design delivery on the 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, an 18-metre pool, a steam room and sauna, six treatment rooms, three heat experiences, a rasul, wellness pool and full fitness facilities.  Outside there within a secluded spa garden is a herbal sauna and shower, a cedar hot tub plus a 10-metre natural water swimming pool.

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 serves 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 The Terrace, housed in the former powerhouse, with its own courtyard garden. The large terrace garden provides space for alfresco dining.

In 2020, we were subsequently commissioned to design a new laundry building to sit unobtrusively within the estate grounds, which achieved planning consent.

First aired in 2021, the Swinton Estate was featured in the BBC Two TV Series, Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, catch it on BBC iPlayer.

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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

David Lloyd Leisure Plc

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Bowman Riley 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 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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Velodrome Concept – Nationwide

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Bowman Riley was appointed to develop a design for a new concept velodrome that had the potential to be rolled out at various locations nationwide.

Riding the increasing wave of cycling popularity we were asked to consider the most efficient and eye-catching way to establish a chain and network of local velodromes that would offer
track cycling to everyone.

Utilising 3D modelling we were able to develop the concept based on an international standard wooden cycling track and forming a warehouse-style envelope that could be branded up as Velo-City. The building would offer cycling clubs, groups and individuals the experience of track cycling with changing facilities, café, bike shop and a large central multi-purpose space for various events.

Bowman Riley presented the concept providing animations and CGI images for the feasibility study being able to interrogate the shape, space and structure that would be required. The project was passed on to explore funding opportunities for our client.

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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – West Midlands

David Lloyd Leisure Plc

Solihull, West Midlands

Bowman Riley designed five new health and leisure clubs for David Lloyd in Sollihul, West Midlands, 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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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – Teesside, Durham

David Lloyd Leisure Plc

Teesside, Durham

Bowman Riley 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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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – Hampshire

David Lloyd

Southampton, Hampshire

Bowman Riley designed five new health and leisure clubs for David Lloyd in Southampton, Stockton on Tees, Leeds, Bromsgrove 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 needed first-rate facilities for tennis and other racquet sports. At Southampton, we designed 11 indoor and seven outdoor tennis courts to ensure their members would always find availability to play a game. We also designed spaces to accommodate three air-conditioned championship-quality, glass-black squash courts to be used for both squash and racketball. The four badminton courts are slightly cushioned to help members improve their game.

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 used to deliver 340 exercise classes every week .

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

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Kenwood Ladies Pond – Hampstead Heath, London

Kenwood Ladies Pond – Hampstead Heath, London

Catfoss

Hampstead Heath, North West London

Bowman Riley 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 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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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 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 designed five new health and leisure clubs for David Lloyd to expand the company’s portfolio into new areas.

The company 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 and 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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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 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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Odeon Cinema Silverlink new Retail Units – Newcastle

Nortrust Nominees and ESH Build

Wallsend, Newcastle

Bowman Riley 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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images: © Steve Mayes Photography

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Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club – Ilkley

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 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 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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