European Hotel Design Award for Sustainability (Finalist)
Bowood is a Georgian country house set in 2000 acres of stunning Grade I listed parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. We were commissioned to create a luxury hotel and leisure spa complex with exemplary environmental standards to reflect the rich heritage of the Bowood estate.
The sensitivity of the site, which is close to four listed buildings set within listed parkland, required thoughtful consideration to develop the design. Thoughtful siting and massing of the building and carefully chosen materials have ensured that the hotel is seamlessly integrated into its historic surroundings with beautiful views across the parkland.
We believe that Bowood is the first hotel in the UK to use reed bed drainage, which serves the entire estate. Along with other impressive environmental features including a biomass boiler and a sedum roof, the new spa is the embodiment of eco-luxury.