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Multi-disciplinary team secures £30m leisure scheme planning approval

28th Jan 2019

Hydrock has helped secure full planning approval for a £30m leisure destination in the heart of Cornwall, billed as the largest of its kind in the county.

Hydrock delivered full multi-disciplinary engineering services for the proposed redevelopment of the Waterside Cornwall holiday resort in Bodmin. The approved scheme will provide a huge boost to local tourism and employment, creating a new focal destination for the area.

Peregrine Mears Architects are lead consultant for the project and have provided masterplanning and full design proposals for the scheme for Prime Resort Development Ltd, creators of luxury hotels and residences in stunning locations both in the UK and internationally.

Building on our existing strong relationship with Peregrine Mears Architects, we were appointed to support their client’s ambitious plans to refurbish and extend the existing site and facilities, with careful consideration given to the SSSI status of the resort’s location.

The scheme comprises 118 new eco-lodges which will emphasise the beautiful landscape of the site, two swimming pools, gym and fitness centre, indoor climbing centre, tennis courts and sports pitches, a boutique hotel, spa and wellness centre, whilst also enhancing the existing restaurant, wedding and conference facilities.

Hydrock’s Project Manager Jonathan Derwent has coordinated our multi-disciplinary delivery including civil and structural engineering, transport planning, mechanical and electrical building services design, ground investigations and flood risk assessments.

We are working alongside Cornwall Environmental Consultants, who are providing the landscape architecture and delivered the ecological assessments. Designs for the site compliment the SSSI by creating nature and geological trails, an arboretum and an ‘avenue of gold’ highlighting Cornwall’s mining heritage.

Images courtesy of Peregrine Mears Architects Ltd