Projects

West Park Hotel Courtyard Conversion – Harrogate

West Park Hotel approached Bowman Riley to convert an underused courtyard into a covered area for al fresco dining and drinking seven years after we originally designed the hotel refurbishment on the Stray in Harrogate’s Conservation Area.

Alfresco dining in the UK has soared in popularity over the past few years, with restaurants and bars opening outdoor spaces to meet demand. West Park decided to enhance their alfresco dining with an improved courtyard space that can be adapted if further Covid related restrictions are introduced.

We created an appealing courtyard garden using natural materials to create trellising that conceal the surrounding walls. Decorative accents like mirrors and lighting enhance the scheme and make the space feel larger. The lighting was designed to create a twinkly garden effect with backlit mirrors that light up the trailing greenery and planter lighting to uplight the topiary planting installed.

The courtyard features fresh teal shades, bespoke heated seating, and a living wall. A retractable roof allows guests to enjoy the sunshine and provides shelter in inclement weather.

We created an exterior space that is an extension of the interior and offers flexibility using a modular system with each unit on castors and weighted using sand to allow for different configurations without compromising on the look and feel of the space.

The courtyard opened in August 2021 with an official launch party.

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Harrison Bathrooms Showroom

Harrison Bathrooms, Leeds

Bowman Riley was commissioned by Harrison Bathrooms to create an aspirational interior showroom to display and demonstrate their product ranges to clients within the new warehouse and office premises in Leeds.

Harrison Bathrooms is a family-run business that has been creating bespoke bathroom products for 100 years, producing everything from sanitaryware to shower enclosures, bathroom furniture to brassware. The ability to show product finishes, options, and set combinations within a high-end showroom environment will facilitate the sales process and create a brand experience for the client.

The showroom has been created within a previously unused area of the warehouse with a first floor being added to ensure the showroom takes full advantage of the space.

The warehouse setting inspired the design aesthetic leading to an industrial theme with luxe elements to create a real show-stopper.

We provided concept designs for the project with initial layout options to show the use of the space and the integration of the bathroom showroom sets. We also produced a virtual model of the space and graphics to help the client visualise the space.

The plan of the showroom space is very long and narrow. This has led to a decision to break up the space and the journey a little more to ensure that the space does not feel like a corridor. Creating tighter areas that open up into something larger offers a more interesting customer journey through the showroom.

Please see more of our retail projects.

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