“It has been a great pleasure to work with such a talented and dedicated team, both in the detailed planning of the project and to deliver it within a tight timetable for the construction work itself. As well as greatly improving the facilities and ambience for guests, I feel that this development has enhanced the architectural merit of the building with stylish contemporary flourishes.”

Lord St Levan, of St Aubyn Estates

Godolphin Arms

Godolphin Arms Marazion Cornwall

Location:
Marazion, Cornwall

Sector:
Hotels

Godolphin Arms Marazion Cornwall

ADG were appointed to provide architectural design services in the development of the project and completion of the detailed design and construction stages. Following extensive consultation with Cornwall Council planning and conservation officers, relating in particular to the sensitive location and Grade II listed building status of the existing building. A comprehensive historic building report was produced to support a detailed planning and listed building consent application.

The scheme includes the addition of two extensions. A dramatic two-storey infill extension to the rear elevation, which accommodates additional dining space and provides uninterrupted views toward Mounts Bay, together with a new stair enclosure to the front elevation, which will connect a new reception space to the upper floor bedrooms and improve access for hotel guests.

Godolphin Arms Marazion Cornwall

The proposed two-storey rear extension has been developed as a contemporary design solution, that will form the centrepiece of the new works and be highly visible from the beach, Causeway and St Michael’s Mount itself. Its design incorporates sympathetic contemporary materials suitable for the specific issues relating to the exposed, coastal site, and includes coloured zinc cladding to highlight the new elements.

As part of the proposals an important opportunity exists to review and enhance the buildings energy efficiency and sustainability. This could also offer potential savings in energy costs and will be fully explored by the design team as the scheme is developed. These proposals will include; a detailed review of the existing building services with recommendations to be fully considered and implemented where feasible, high levels of thermal efficiency to be provided within the new elements of the scheme, careful consideration of the effects of solar gain and shading, existing and proposed WCs to include fittings and fixtures, which improve water and energy efficiency, local and sustainable materials and supply chain to be specified where possible.