Conde Nast Traveller Best Hotel Spa UK
Conde Nast Traveller Best Hotel Spa ranked #5 in the world
The Good Guide's Sparkling New Spa Award
Lighting Design Low Carbon/High Glamour Award
European Hotel Design Awards: Sustainable Design (Finalist)
Sustain Magazine Award (Shortlisted)
We created this eco-luxury spa so that the building is buried within the landscape, emerging under a living roof of chamomile, lavender and thyme. This pioneering design meets the client’s aspirations: the building’s volume and footprint are minimal and the spa is intimately related to its sensitive green belt setting.
Coworth is the world’s first spa to be built from carbon negative lime hemp walling with a predominantly timber structure. The timber glulam monocoque beam structure has only 4% carbon comparative to steel. Lime hemp walling contributes to the spa’s carbon negative design and a biomass boiler and ground water heat transfer system meet 50% of the spa’s energy demands. The green agenda was applied throughout to create a truly eco-luxury environment.