The planning consent for the Silverlake development required a series of community buildings to be delivered in step with the growth of housing. The first of these buildings is the Hurricane Spa and sports facilities at Beaumont Village. The scheme consists of a swimming pool, gym, treatment rooms and a roof-top terrace. Adjacent to the spa are an Astro-turf pitch, tennis court and a lakeside beach.
The initial location for the spa had to be moved after a JCB ‘discovered’ an area of quicksand and had to be rescued by a mobile crane. Just one of the problems of working in a quarry environment. The build solution is structurally insulated timber panels (SIPs) which are lightweight and quick to put up.
Photographs ©Habitat First Group
|Willmore Iles Architects||Andrew Iles, Rachael Liddle Browne,|
|Civil Engineer||Peter Brett Associates|
|Landscape Architect||The Landmark Practice|
The spa will serve residents from the first phases of development at Silverlake, and forms an integral part of the holiday environment created by Habitat First Group.
Working with interior designers, Butterscotch, the design evokes a mixture of Dorset beach house and Mediterranean beach club.