Projects

Grantley Hall, Hotel and Wellness Retreat – Ripon

The magnificent Grantley Hall opened in the summer of 2019 as one of the UK’s most luxurious hotels and spas in the UK.  This five-star country retreat is the only member of Relais & Châteaux in Yorkshire and was named ‘Best Newcomer 2020’ by Conde Nast.

Bowman Riley delivered the transformation of the elegant Grade II* listed Grantley Hall into one of the UK’s finest country hotels and wellness retreats.

Surrounded by 30 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside, the magnificently imposing Grantley Hall is set on an artificial island created by the canalisation of the River Skell in Ripon.

The 17th century classically styled property was built as a private residence for the Grantley family. Extensions in the 18th and 19th centuries followed leaving a principally Georgian elevation. The building has enjoyed a colourful history which includes its use as a shooting lodge, convalescent home during the Second World War and an adult education college.

Inspired by its grandeur, the renovation of Grantley Hall accentuates the historic details of the imposing property featuring a magnificent dual height presidential suite, signature restaurant, brasserie and cocktail bar set in exquisite formal gardens.

To complement the historic Hall, a new spa building and bedroom wing have been created in a modern Georgian style.  Four months after opening,  the Three Graces Spa was awarded 5 Bubble Luxury status by the Good Spa Guide.

A new subterranean Garden Pavilion building featuring a bar, private lounge, an exclusive after-hours club and restaurant has been integrated within the 1910 Japanese garden restored to become one of the most important of its type in the country.

The renovation of the historic hall alongside the creation of two new bespoke buildings will allow hotel guests to experience a five-star luxury getaway in opulent surroundings.

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Community Library – Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire

Burley Parish Council

Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Bowman Riley was commissioned by Burley Parish Council to design and manage the refurbishment of the community library in the village of Burley-in-Wharfedale near Ilkley.  This project was delivered simultaneously with the refurbishment of the Queen’s Hall in the village.

The ownership and management of both the Queen’s Hall and library were transferred to Parish Council from Bradford Metropolitan District Council following local government cutbacks.

The 1970s building was in need of repair and refurbishment to bring it up to modern standards to make it a viable community asset and to future proof its survival. Adjacent to Grange Park and on the edge of a conservation area, a sensitive approach was needed to the refurbishment to ensure the exterior of the building remained in keeping with the surrounding area.

In addition to the library service, the building is well used by the local community and is home to various clubs including a Chess Club, Storytime for under 5s, Local History Group, Knitting Group and Reading Group.

Bowman Riley provided a refurbishment plan consulting with a specialist roofing contractor to repair the leaking roof and with a specialist window contractor to improve the thermal efficiency of the building.

We specified a contemporary interior with a unique carpet design and a modern kitchen.   An automatic door and upgraded WCs improving the accessibility of the library for all users.

Our in-house project manager worked on behalf of the Parish Council to ensure the project was delivered within a tight six-week programme on site and within budget working with the main contractor JP Wild.

Officially opened in August 2019, this project was a real collaboration between our interior designers and building consultancy team and resulted in a successful outcome for the community retaining a much-loved local asset.

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Middletons Hotel – York City Centre

The House of Daniel Thwaites
York, Inside York City Walls

Centred around a picturesque courtyard garden within York’s historic city walls, Middletons Hotel comprises 56 bedrooms spread across eight different buildings – six of which are Grade II listed – together with restaurant and leisure facilities.

Middletons has been operating as a hotel since the 1970s. Daniel Thwaites acquired the property in 2017 and appointed Bowman Riley to support the phased redevelopment of the site. An initial review of the hotel revealed that many of the bedrooms were tired and in need of refurbishment. Further specialist surveys also revealed that aspects of acoustics and fire protection between
bedrooms needed updating.

The first phase of works started on site in January 2019 following lengthy negotiations with York City Council and involved the refurbishment of 18 bedrooms within Cromwell House and Sir Joseph Terry Cottages which comprises two guest suites. The hotel remained in operation throughout the works but careful coordination between the hotel manager, client and contractor ensured that disruption to guests was kept to a minimum. The bedrooms and guest suites were handed over in April 2019 to the delight of the guests. Bowman Riley also acted as principal designer during the works to ensure health and safety compliance.

The second phase of works will involve the refurbishment of 18 bedrooms within Lady Anne House and the conversion of function rooms within the Organ Factory into two guest suites. Planning and listed building consent has already been obtained for these works.

Further phases at Middletons Hotel will comprise works to Chaplin House, no. 56 Skeldergate and Staff House.

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Brasserie Refurbishment – Yorkshire

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Bowman Riley was appointed to design the refurbishment of a Brasserie following the clients acquisition of an existing restaurant and hotel business as a new avenue to showcase their ales.

The Victorian building has been home to a vibrant bar famed for its live music, a bar and four star hotel with 13 en suite rooms and four private apartments.Our role is to make the Brasserie an even more attractive venue for local people, leisure visitors and delegates using the nearby conferencing facilities throughout the year.

Inside you’ll find a bustling Parisian inspired decor. Black and white photos of classic film stars and renowned jazz musicians adorn the walls, dotted with unusual focal pieces collected over the Brasserie’s 25 year history. Wrap this all up a in relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the hands-on team in the bar, restaurant and kitchen create a very welcoming evening or stay.

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Swinton Park Spa and Country Club – North Yorkshire

R N Wooler & Co Ltd

Ripon, North Yorkshire

The Swinton Estate, one of England’s largest privately owned estates, is set within 200 acres, much of which is designated as a Grade II* Registered Historic Park and Garden.

Bowman Riley was commissioned to support the design delivery on site of a new country club and destination spa inspired by the stunning countryside in which it lies.

Sitting right in the heart of the estate, adjacent to Grade II listed Swinton Park – a 32-bedroom hotel and cookery school – the design combines both existing estate buildings with new contemporary structures.

The new spa is home to nine treatment rooms, 18-metre pool, hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna. Outside there will be a secluded spa garden with herbal sauna and shower, a cedar hot tub plus a 10-metre natural water swimming pool. There will also be a beauty cottage in one of the estate’s original buildings and fitness facilities.

The wider estate has been incorporated into the overall offering with the use of produce from the four-acre walled kitchen garden – the largest hotel kitchen garden in the UK – and using the outdoor space for activities such as walking, hiking, running, cycling or outdoor yoga.

Next to the spa, The Terrace restaurant will serve dishes by Swinton’s Executive Chef Simon Crannage. The restaurant, kitchen and lounge are accommodated in a converted and extended joinery shop building, which cleverly brings the outside in with light and airy rooms.

A wood-panelled bar and coffee house adjoins, housed in the former powerhouse, with its own courtyard garden. The large terrace garden provides for alfresco dining.

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Restaurant and Entertainment Venue – Yorkshire

Competition concept design

Bowman Riley provided concept designs for a competition to renovate an 18th century Grade II listed building in Yorkshire into a Restaurant and Entertainment Venue.

The brief was to transform the listed building into a contemporary café/restaurant with a new build adjoining function room.

Our design proposal took inspiration from the heritage of the site. The formation of roof light design was drawn from historic elements of the site, creating a discrete link between the building and the heritage of the site.

Contemporary asymmetrical roof design was intended to represent the irregularities and uniqueness of the natural world, further strengthening the link between the gardens and the development.

Flexibility was incorporated into the design by providing removable wall partitions to create multi-purpose spaces to accommodate a variety of events and occasions.

Large amounts of natural light was intended be to be harnessed to create an outside-in feeling, with sustainable materials are to be used where possible. Minimal energy usage was aimed to be achieved by the efficient design of new building design.

We reached the final two in the competition from the original eight practices invited to submit a response.

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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

David Lloyd Leisure Plc

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Bowman Riley designed five new health and leisure clubs for David Lloyd in Bromsgrove, Southampton, Stockton on Tees, Leeds and Sollihul to expand the company’s portfolio into new areas.

David Lloyd operates 81 clubs in the UK. With 475,000 members and 6,000 employees, including an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and more than 400 tennis professionals, David Lloyd is one of the leading providers of health and leisure facilities in the UK.

To support David Lloyd’s reputation for providing superb racquet facilities, for the Club, we designed five outdoor tennis courts, three of which we cover with our unique tennis ‘bubble’ during the winter, so members can play all year round. We also provided two squash courts.

Providing excellent swimming facilities was a key requirement of the brief at Bromsgrove. We created a 20m outdoor and 25m indoor pool.

We created gym and studio spaces to accommodate cutting-edge fitness equipment and technology.

The club also features: cafe bars with dedicated family zone and adult’s only area, outdoor terrace, function suite and hair and beauty salon.  Images courtesy of David Lloyd, visit the Bromsgrove website here.

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Harrogate Town Football Club Redevelopment

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Harrogate Town Football Club

Semi-professional Harrogate Town AFC needs to significantly redevelop its Wetherby Road ground by adding new facilities and almost doubling capacity to support the club’s aim of securing promotion to the Football League.

Bowman Riley’s design includes upgrading its player and spectator facilities in four phases to aid the club’s continued success and growth. Their facilities and capacity needed to increase from 2,800 to over 5,000 to meet the ground criteria of higher football leagues.  Proposals included a new two-storey clubhouse, seated terraces, an office building, classrooms to be used as community facilities and a new, improved floodlighting solution.

The first phase comprised a new two-storey clubhouse offering modern changing facilities at pitch level in a striking new building. The first floor provides a hospitality space with external elevated terrace seating for 128 spectators overlooking the pitch. The location of the new clubhouse allowed construction while maintaining use of the existing facilities.

The second phase provides a new face for the club to strengthen its existing presence. We replaced the existing entrance structure to include improved turnstile access, ground floor ticket area and staff offices.

Following demolition of the former hospitality area, a new terrace will be introduced in 2020 to increase seating capacity under cover of a projected roof. The final phase in 2021 – 2023 will ensure that the stadium is eligible for entry into the English Football League. This sees the construction of a new terrace to bring capacity of the stadium to 5000.

 

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Festival Park leisure complex – Stoke on Trent

Festival Park leisure complex – Stoke on Trent

Cromwell Property Group

Stoke on Trent, West Midlands

Bowman Riley is designing a £2.5m refurbishment of an existing Odeon cinema and leisure complex in Festival Park, an out of town retail park in Stoke on Trent.

Originally built in 1998, the existing cinema complex is dated and in need of investment and refurbishment to enable it to respond to changes in customer demand and to compete with a new city centre cinema.  In addition, much of the first floor is currently empty following the closure of the Quasar laser game.

A planning application has been recently submitted to transform the exterior of the building, which will be over-clad to give it a more contemporary appearance.

To occupy the vacant space within the building, the plan is to open three restaurants.  The proposal will ensure the Odeon cinema can operate viably in today’s evolving leisure market.

Valad Property Group subsequently bought another leisure site in Blackpool to be given a similar facelift.

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Velodrome Concept – Nationwide

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Bowman Riley was appointed to develop a design for a new concept velodrome that had the potential to be rolled out at various locations nationwide.

Riding the increasing wave of cycling popularity we were asked to consider the most efficient and eye-catching way to establish a chain and network of local velodromes that would offer
track cycling to everyone.

Utilising 3D modelling we were able to develop the concept based on an international standard wooden cycling track and forming a warehouse-style envelope that could be branded up as Velo-City. The building would offer cycling clubs, groups and individuals the experience of track cycling with changing facilities, café, bike shop and a large central multi-purpose space for various events.

Bowman Riley presented the concept providing animations and CGI images for the feasibility study being able to interrogate the shape, space and structure that would be required. The project was passed on to explore funding opportunities for our client.

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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – West Midlands

David Lloyd Leisure Plc

Solihull, West Midlands

Bowman Riley designed five new health and leisure clubs for David Lloyd in Sollihul, West Midlands, Bromsgrove, Southampton, Stockton on Tees and Leeds to expand the company’s portfolio into new areas.

David Lloyd operates 81 clubs in the UK. With 475,000 members and 6,000 employees, including an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and more than 400 tennis professionals, David Lloyd is one of the leading providers of health and leisure facilities in the UK.

David Lloyd needed first-rate facilities for tennis and other racquet sports. At Solihull we designed seven indoor and two outdoor tennis courts. We also designed spaces to accommodate three squash courts and two badminton courts.

We created 25m indoor pool and a 20m heated outdoor pool open all year round.

We designed space for gym to accommodate cutting-edge fitness equipment and technology and three studios spaces for exercise classes.

The club also features: cafe bars with dedicated family zone and adult’s only area and outdoor terrace.

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Abergavenny Library – South Wales

Abergavenny Library – South Wales

Monmouthshire County Council

Abergavenny, South Wales

Bowman Riley designed a new library in Abergavenny to bring together the library functions and other council services, tourist information and coffee shop to create a community hub.

The existing library housed in the 1906 Carnegie building no longer meets the needs of the community, as it is unable to accommodate the stock levels and activities required.

The building forms part of a mixed-use development in the centre of the town on the existing cattle market site alongside a new Wm Morrison Supermarket. Bowman Riley was commissioned to design both the library and supermarket with a focus on enhancing the urban grain of the town and improving connectivity to other parts of Abergavenny.

To support the development of the brief and design, we visited new comparable libraries to incorporate best practice and consulted with various user groups including library and council staff and representatives from community groups.

The new 1000m² building will provide multi-use, open plan and adaptable spaces alongside archive and research functions. Features include enhanced IT provision to enable new technology and electronic learning tools and improvements the library’s operations with self-service book lending and an interactive video wall.

The building is designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent and an energy performance A rating with at least 15% of the energy requirements provided by renewable or low/zero carbon solutions using Photovoltaics, air source heat pumps and natural ventilation.

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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – Teesside, Durham

David Lloyd Leisure Plc

Teesside, Durham

Bowman Riley designed five new health and leisure clubs for David Lloyd in Teesside, Bromsgrove, Southampton, Leeds and Sollihul to expand the company’s portfolio into new areas.

David Lloyd operates 81 clubs in the UK. With 475,000 members and 6,000 employees, including an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and more than 400 tennis professionals, David Lloyd is one of the leading providers of health and leisure facilities in the UK.

To support David Lloyd’s reputation for providing superb racquet facilities, in Teesside we designed state-of-the-art tennis facilities comprising indoor and outdoor tennis courts, table tennis table, squash courts and badminton courts.

In Stockton, we provided 20m year-round outdoor pool and 25m indoor pool, an indoor splash pool for kids and an outdoor splash pool for kids.  Spa facilities include a sauna, whirlpool and steam room

We created gym and studio spaces to accommodate cutting-edge fitness equipment and technology.

The club also features: cafe bars with dedicated family zone and adult’s only area, outdoor terrace, sports therapy rooms, shop, hair and beauty salon.  Images courtesy of David Lloyd, visit the Teesside website here.

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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – Hampshire

David Lloyd

Southampton, Hampshire

Bowman Riley designed five new health and leisure clubs for David Lloyd in Southampton, Stockton on Tees, Leeds, Bromsgrove and Sollihul to expand the company’s portfolio into new areas.

David Lloyd operates 81 clubs in the UK. With 475,000 members and 6,000 employees, including an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and more than 400 tennis professionals, David Lloyd is one of the leading providers of health and leisure facilities in the UK.

David Lloyd needed first-rate facilities for tennis and other racquet sports. At Southampton, we designed 11 indoor and seven outdoor tennis courts to ensure their members would always find availability to play a game. We also designed spaces to accommodate three air-conditioned championship-quality, glass-black squash courts to be used for both squash and racketball. The four badminton courts are slightly cushioned to help members improve their game.

We created 25m indoor pool and a 20m heated outdoor pool open all year round.

We designed space for gym to accommodate cutting-edge fitness equipment and technology and three studios spaces used to deliver 340 exercise classes every week .

The club also features: cafe bars with dedicated family zone and adult’s only area, outdoor terrace, hair & beauty salon, nursery and physiotherapy and injury centre.  Images courtesy of David Lloyd, visit the Southampton website here.

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Nell Bank Activity Centre – Ilkley

Nell Bank Activity Centre – Ilkley

Nell Bank Centre and Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Ikley, West Yorkshire

Bowman Riley designed the award award-winning Activity Centre for young people with disabilities and their families in Ilkley.  The facility is part of the £5 million pilot scheme, funded by Aiming High, a Government programme to support projects for young people with disabilities.

The new build unit, which can house up to 20 people or a group of 12 with disabilities and their carers, has been built on a greenfield site, so an important aspect of the design was to integrate the building with its sensitive location.

The project incorporates a palette of sustainable materials including timber frame construction and agricultural roofing materials, and incorporates a solar water heating system and a ground source heat-pump to provide underfloor heating.  The detailed design of the building evolved through working closely with the contractor to create an innovative roof structure. This consists of a warm roof over a structural timber deck which eliminates the need for a secondary timber structure.

The project was awarded the Ilkley Civic Society Design Award 2011. Visit their website

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East Village Developments – East London

Bowman Riley developed the designs for two new buildings in the East Village, Stratford.

This area of East London was designed as athletes accommodation of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and since then has been transformed into a vibrant new residential neighbourhood with nearly 6,000 residents, shops and commercial buildings.

The first development we were involved in was a marketing and management building created to promote the redevelopment of the East Village to potential buyers.  We subsequently developed the designs on a circa 35,000 ft² new commercial building to accommodate a convenience store, fitness centre, café, restaurant and bar to provide new amenities for the residents of the apartments.

The design for the buildings complements the East Village development style reinforcing the existing street frontages and following the principles of generous public realm and open space bounded within clear and defined building plots.

The development will provide key facilities for the residents of the East Village helping to create a new sustainable community in East London with excellent public transport links into the city and beyond.

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Cookridge Hall Golf Club – Leeds

Cookridge Hall Golf Club – Leeds

Stirling Investments Ltd

Cookridge, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Bowman Riley was instructed by Stirling Investments Ltd to design a masterplan for their existing green belt site at Cookridge Hall Golf Club, North Leeds.

The land is set in the grounds of a Grade II listed 18th century mansion house under separate ownership and in use as a health and fitness club.

Concerned about the long term viability of the golf club, Stirling Investments commissioned research to consider the future of golf at the club. The outcome of the research was that the club needed to attract higher volume users and encourage more young people to use the facilities.

Our role was to retain and rationalise the 18 hole course into a 9 hole course aimed at reaching a wider customer base. We also introduced a 9 hole footgolf course aimed at children and young people to stimulate an interest in the sport from a younger age as a crossover sport from football to golf. The remainder of the site was promoted to Leeds City Council for a residential development of up to 300 new houses, which would make a significant contribution towards meeting local housing land supply.

Due to the nature of the green belt site in the context of a listed building setting, we worked alongside a landscape architect to consider long distance views and topography. A landscape visual impact assessment was undertaken and this informed the masterplan for the site.

We also took into consideration historic features of the site that had been lost and incorporate them into the masterplan.  Visit their website here.

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Kenwood Ladies Pond – Hampstead Heath, London

Kenwood Ladies Pond – Hampstead Heath, London

Catfoss

Hampstead Heath, North West London

Bowman Riley designed a new modular changing facility at Kenwood Ladies’ Pond.  This open air swimming pond and secluded meadow is on Hampstead Heath in North London and run by the City of London.

Opened to the public in 1926, Kenwood Ladies’ Pond is used throughout the year and the new facility was needed to open in time for the particularly popular summer months. The existing building was located on dam and had to be demolished in order to undertake repair work to the dam. It was also run down and in need of replacement. The project was originally conceived to be traditional build; however, the facility could not be delivered in time.

Modular manufacturer Catfoss was brought in to provide a modular solution and Bowman Riley was commissioned to redesign the original concept in a modular format whilst maintaining the original specification required by the client. The facility comprises two buildings; the first accommodating internal and external changing rooms and showers and the second, a lifeguard observation room, an office and disabled facilities.

An innovative solution was designed to create a facility that would be fully accessible. A level threshold for the building was needed for accessible entrances and exits. A new concrete deck was laid by BAM Nuttall and concrete pockets were created to locate each module ensuring level thresholds.

The building was manufactured off site in large aircraft hangers in Driffield, North Yorkshire and erected on site in April 2016 in time for the busy summer season.

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Tuned In @ Myplace – Redcar

BAM

Redcar, North Yorkshire

Bowman Riley developed the designs on Tuned In @ Myplace, a new build state-of-the-art media and arts facility for the young people of Redcar and Cleveland.

The building forms part of the wider regeneration of Redcar town centre and the sea front area and occupies a prime location on the promenade overlooking the sea. The centre is aimed predominantly at 13-19 year olds and was designed in consultation with the young users.

The facilities include a performing arts theatre, dance studio, juice bar, shop, consulting rooms, arts and crafts studios, IT suite, library, hair and beauty studio, gallery space, chill out areas, recording and radio studios, catering facilities and ancillary staff areas. Externally there is an amphitheatre performance space.

Tuned [email protected] Myplace was delivered to the client as a turnkey building including information technology and audio visual installations, furnishings, fittings and equipment.

The project was part of the Myplace, Big Lottery Fund to deliver world class youth facilities driven by the active participation of young people and their views and needs.

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Adult Day Care Centre – Huddersfield

Adult Day Care Centre – Huddersfield

J N Bentley/Kirklees Council

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

This project involved the design of a new build adult day care centre for people with learning difficulties in Huddersfield.

The new building is situated on the site of the former Highfields Special Needs School. The facility is a replacement for other special needs facilities in Kirklees. The new setting provides activities that the client has not been able to provide before. External works include the improvement of main entrance gateway, fencing, visitor and staff car parking spaces, re-planning of existing garden, external cafe seating area and external
circulation.

The new facility is to be used as a day care centre for adults with a wide spectrum of disabilities, the design also incorporates a portion of the building to be used by the general public in the form of social spaces. The building is used seven days a week, both during the day and also
out of hours.

The project incorporates group activity spaces, treatment rooms, a café/dining area, ancillary office, meeting and staff spaces, laundry and kitchen facilities. Other features include male/female toilets with fully compliant disabled toilets, showers and changing areas, baby changing stations and lifting hoists. Sustainable features include a biomass boiler and solar panels.

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New Carnegie Pavilion – Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Bowman Riley provided CDM Co-ordination on the Carnegie Pavilion in Leeds, a unique dual-use higher education and sports facility that is occupied all year round.

The Pavilion accommodates Leeds Beckett University’s School of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, where students benefit from direct exposure to real life sporting events and hospitality. The development incorporates a full-scale teaching kitchen as well as lecture theatres and faculty offices.

Students of digital journalism will also be based in the building, and work hands-on with the high-tech facilities, designed to meet the latest standards for both TV and radio sports broadcasting.

The dual-use 150 seat auditorium, converts into a 100 seat press box for cricket journalists, with uninterrupted views of the cricket action.

The Pavilion has achieved BREEAM Excellent standard whilst complying with ECB cricketing requirements including the south facing glazed wall providing uninterrupted sightlines.

Sustainability was a key theme throughout. Offices and lecture rooms benefit from natural ventilation, supplemented by a VRF system that distributes warmth around the building as required. Air source heat pumps provide hot water and electrical supplies are sub metered on distribution boards to enable a more stringent monitoring of power usage.

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Skipton Golf Club Refurbishment – North Yorkshire

Skipton Golf Club

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Skipton Golf Club, founded in 1893, is nestled amongst the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on the edge of the historic town of Skipton.

Bowman Riley Interiors was approached by Skipton Golf Club to redesign the existing bar and restaurant areas in the Club House building.

The Club needs to be able to offer a truly flexible space for events and general day-to-day use. We employed 3D modelling software to explore various space planning options using flexible partitions to split the existing spaces for various configurations and layouts.

Our design concept involved the introduction of a fresh, contemporary palette of colours and materials to improve and update the aesthetics.

The dining and bar areas would also be enhanced by a full furniture fit-out, improved lighting and floor finishes.

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Abov Spa – India

Akshaya

Chennai, India

Abov Spa, currently under construction, will be the tallest building in Southern India at 38 storeys. It was designed to set new benchmarks in opulent living, with each floor dedicated to a 6,500ft² apartment complete with terraces, swimming pool, four bedrooms and servant quarters.

Bowman Riley designed a 5,700ft2 spa level around the proposed service and access cores of the building. The spa provides a reception area, treatment rooms, changing rooms and segregated spa pools.

The aim is to provide a calm and relaxing environment through the use of quality materials, sophisticated lighting and elegant detailing.

The building will achieve the sustainability accreditation LEED.

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David Lloyd Health and Leisure Club – Across the UK

David Lloyd Leisure Plc

Bowman Riley designed five new health and leisure clubs for David Lloyd to expand the company’s portfolio into new areas.

The company operates 81 clubs in the UK. With 475,000 members and 6,000 employees, including an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and more than 400 tennis professionals and is one of the leading providers of health and leisure facilities in the UK.

David Lloyd is famous for our racquets sports and in Leeds we designed state-of-the-art tennis facilities with nine indoor and five outdoor courts as well as an outdoor ‘bubble’ during winter. We also created squash, badminton and table tennis courts.

For the Leeds club, we designed heated indoor and outdoor pools with our separate children’s pools and spa facilities including saunas and steam rooms.

We created gym and studio spaces to accommodate cutting-edge fitness equipment and technology.

The club also features: cafe bars with dedicated family zone and adult’s only area, outdoor terrace, physiotherapy rooms, shop, hair & beauty salon and nursery.  Images courtesy of David Lloyd, visit the Leeds website here.

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Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club Clubhouse Pavilion – North Yorkshire

Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club Clubhouse Pavilion – North Yorkshire

Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club

Grassington, North Yorkshire

Bowman Riley was appointed to design a new two storey Clubhouse Pavilion in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park for the Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club.

Located in an enviable setting to the North of Grassington, the project was to replace an existing clubhouse building that was in poor condition and no longer fit for purpose. A new Clubhouse Pavilion will enable the Club to provide a safe place for all to play and to hold social events throughout the year providing a source of revenue to help secure the future viability of the club.

Bowman Riley developed several options and styles, which were presented to the club using 3D concept modelling and photo-montage imagery. The selected design was developed into a full planning application taking a traditional approach in appearance and style to sit harmoniously into its beautiful surroundings.

The Clubhouse was designed to look like a traditional Yorkshire barn using Yorkshire stone and slate materials featuring a glazed façade facing the cricket oval to take advantage of the spectacular views.

The planning process consisted of close collaboration with the Yorkshire Dales National Park planning department involving design development meetings and additional 3D concept modelling to perfect the mass and appearance of the proposed pavilion.

The scheme achieved planning approval in early March 2016.

Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club is a community built club based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, they are now looking at the delivery of the project through fund raising activities.

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Odeon Cinema Silverlink new Retail Units – Newcastle

Nortrust Nominees and ESH Build

Wallsend, Newcastle

Bowman Riley developed two new restaurant units at the Silverlink Shopping Park, from planning to construction, initially for Nortrust Nominees and subsequently, for the contractor ESH Build.

Silverlink Shopping Park is a major retail park in Newcastle with over 20 retailers and leisure offerings of an Odeon cinema and restaurant units such as Pizza Hut, McDonalds and Frankie & Benny’s.

The two new 3,200 ft2 restaurant units are located in the heart of the shopping park, adjacent to the Odeon cinema and are currently occupied by Nando’s and Bella Italia.

Bowman Riley produced the designs for the new units using the BIM software Revit Architecture as an integrated project with the structural engineers. This has enabled the virtual information model to be handed from the design team to the contractor and then on to the owner/operator, which has improved efficiency and coordination and provides more extensive information to the shopping park operator.

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Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club – Ilkley

Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club is a members’ tennis, squash and racketball club, founded in 1880.

The club features outdoor grass tennis courts, plus hard tennis courts indoors and outdoors; five high-quality squash and racketball courts, a fitness centre and two storey clubhouse housing changing facilities and a café / bar.

Bowman Riley was commissioned to prepare detailed drawings, technical information and oversee the re-cladding works to the existing indoor tennis buildings.

Our role also involved the management of the re-surfacing of five existing courts including new dividing net curtains and back drop screens.  Visit their website here.

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New Health and Racquet Club – Sunderland

Caddick Construction

Sunderland

Bowman Riley developed the designs on a sports and leisure facility at Sunderland Health and Racquet Club for Caddick Construction on a design and build basis.

With state of the art racquet facilities, the club features eight indoor and five outdoor courts for tennis, squash and badminton.

To support the club’s swimming programmes, the club has both an indoor 25 metre length pool and an outdoor pool

The club also features a fully equipped gym, light and airy aerobics studios, sauna and steam room and a bar/lounge.

Since completion, the club has been taken over by Virgin Active visit their website here.

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Queen’s Hall Renovation – Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire

Burley Parish Council

Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire

Won via a design competition, Bowman Riley designed, project managed and provided health and safety advice on the full renovation of the Queen’s Hall, a grand Victorian building situated in the village of Burley-in-Wharfedale near Ilkley.

Dating back to 1868, the building has had several uses over the years from a cinema to a lecture hall. Most recently the Queen’s Hall was owned and operated by Bradford Metropolitan District Council until it was transferred to Burley Parish Council.  At this stage, the building needed a programme of refurbishment from roof repairs to window replacement and internally the spaces were inefficient and decoration dated.

Burley Parish Council’s ambition was to develop the building into a vibrant community hub with different sized multi-purpose spaces for regular and occasional hire by local groups and clubs with catering facilities and bar.

Initially, we explored how each space could be used for various functions to maximise the efficiency of the building whilst meeting the needs of the various user groups with differing requirements.  We produced a 3D model and animation of the design concept for public viewing for the local community to review the designs to gauge feedback to enable the project to progress.

In addition to the refurbishment of the existing property, we designed a single storey linear extension to the rear of the building providing a large multi-functional space.

We specified the works and managed a competitive tender process to procure the works.  Our role involved providing project management, contract administration and principal designer duties throughout the project.

Holding regular meetings with stakeholders, we managed the flow of information and brought the project to successful completion on time and budget.

Now reopened, the Queen’s Hall is a modern flexible building that acts as a hub for village life and is a real asset for the local community.

Take a look at our community experience here.

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