'Grotto' Listed Boutique Hotel
Fraher and Findlay were invited to present design proposals for the refurbishment and conversion of a series of listed townhouses on the seafront. The buildings were largely unoccupied and were suffering from a substantial period of decay, with the Client looking to convert and refurbish the buildings into a 120 key boutique hotel.
The design was to resonate with the 'Golden Era' of the Great British Seaside. The topography of the site and its position on the bedrock where the land meets the sea was explored with the introduction of a series of grotto spaces where the spa facilities of the hotel would be situated.
The cultural and social context to the building was largely driven by the art and creative scene synonymous with the area. Artists studios would sit within this subterranean grotto area, forming a new level of promenade and elevation to the building, directly facing the sea front.
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Categories: Commercial
Design & Build: Fraher & Findlay
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