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Luxury Orangery for Carbis Bay Hotel

David Salisbury successfully completed the design and installation of an exclusive bespoke timber orangery at the award-winning Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate, the luxury resort near St Ives in Cornwall which hosted the 2021 G7 Summit.

The new orangery is part of the latest phase of the hotel’s refurbishment and investment programme.

The existing conservatory, which occupied a prime position offering panoramic ocean views, needed replacing to bring it up to the superior specification of the rest of the estate.

As well as overcoming aesthetic concerns, the most pressing requirement was to create a more comfortable indoor environment: the previous uPVC extension was plagued with temperature issues consistent with uPVC conservatories of a certain age.

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Karen Bell, Creative Director at David Salisbury, explains how creating a glazed extension that would work all year round, was essential to the project:

“While conservatories of the 80s and 90s may be associated with climate control issues, thankfully, with more updated manufacturing methods, alongside advances in heating and ventilation combined with modern glazing technologies and joinery techniques, today’s orangeries are ideal for year-round enjoyment. Having been popular in residential settings for years, they are becoming increasingly prevalent in commercial applications, not least in the luxury hotel sector.”

Panoramic Views

“For this particular project, it was important to retain as much glazing content as possible. The previous conservatory provided diners with a wonderful panorama of the Atlantic and ensuring these views remained was essential.”

Alongside the installation of the new orangery, the entrance and roof area of the Spa building was updated in a complementary style, to present a uniform appearance across the sea-facing facade of the hotel.

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Completion on Time

The process of agreeing the design and scope of the project hinged on the quality of 3D design visuals, to provide clarity of concept, and, critically, the ability to meet the demanding timeline.

The design process was accelerated with regular communication key to ensuring that the team were able to react quickly to meet the evolving design requirements and an agreement was reached between the hotel and David Salisbury just five weeks from the initial enquiry.

The David Salisbury installation team began work on site in early January 2021, battling some challenging weather conditions, with rain and snow eating into an already restricted timeframe. 

Orangery for the G7 Summit venue

The new orangery was completed on time and ready to welcome G7 summit attendees, which took place from 11th to 13th June 2021.

We partnered with David Salisbury due to their extensive experience in successfully designing and installing premium quality orangeries for exclusive hotels, wedding venues and restaurants. Their working knowledge and expertise in the hospitality sector meant they were able to create a beautiful bespoke structure befitting of the environment.

Stephen Baker, Owner at Carbis Bay

Book your stay here: Carbis Bay Hotel

Video credit: Lee Whitehead

Photography: Kieran Brimson

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Designer ​, David Salisbury Simon Martin

Simon has seen many changes in our market place and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of both design and planning. He has a good rapport with clients and a natural empathy for the built environment having worked on many listed properties as well as hotels and other hospitality locations. Simon is happy to take the brief from the client, but also work closely with architects and other professionals.

Simon believes his great strength is being able to visualise the concept before he starts any drawing and after more than 20 years in the industry, he still gets a real buzz from his work.

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