Concept Sketches: The Clubhouse

From idea to conception, here is how our ‘Clubhouse’ went from pen, to paper, to [soon-to-be] reality for our luxury leisure wellness spa and resort in Norfolk. You can see more initial sketches of the Clubhouse design from Baca Creative Director: Robert Pattison, and see our latest drawings by following us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bacaarchitects/ To keep up with news on the Wickenhttps://wickenwater.com/

Ashwicken Lakes: Open for Public Consultation

Ashwicken Lakes now open for public consultations Norfolk Farm Leisure Limited is proposing to transform Ashwicken Lake, an unused quarry, into a unique eco-wellness resort. The £35m private investment into the local economy will transform 80 hectares of land at the old Wicken Quarry. Baca’s proposals will comprise 154 floating and lakeside holiday lodges, treehouse accommodation, an on-water clubhouse and associated boat house. In order to clearly outline the draft proposals, Baca hosted an online public consultation webinar and Q&A event.The webinar gave attendees the opportunity to ask members of the project team any questions they had about the draft proposals recording. The webinar is available to watch here (https://wickenwater.com).​

The Brit List Awards 2020

We’ve been busy over the last few weeks and our efforts are being rewarded!This week, we’ve been informed that we’ve been shortlisted for The Brit List 2020 Awards for Hotel Design.The shortlisted project is for Tyram Lakes’ Hotel & Spa which is set in the heart of the Humberside Peatlands, Hatfield Moor and the National Nature Reserve.The Tyram Lakes Hotel & Spa delivers 104 luxury rooms, fine dining restaurant, conferencing and meeting facilities, pool, superior spa and a picturesque party and wedding venue.As you cross the threshold onto this spectacular site you immediately begin to get the sense of its natural beauty that becomes increasingly apparent the further you explore. This graceful natural habitat is made up of 65 acres of lakes and 100 acres of woodland becoming the first luxury resort of its kind in the UK.You can find out more about the Tyram Lakes Hotel & Spa at their website:www.tyramlakes.co.uk

Big Announcement: First Images of Our New Lakes Eco-Wellness Resort 

It is with great pleasure that we can now release the first images of our new unique eco-wellness resort centred on waterside living, water-based recreation and wellness.This development will see the lake re-imagined from a former sand extraction pit, into a unique destination where outstanding architectural elements will seamlessly combine with an enhanced natural landscape, to offer a memorable staycation as well as a leisure facility for local people.For further information/questions, use the link below to be directed to the project website.https://www.ashwickenlakeecoresort.com/​

Vision Event, London 2-3 June 2015 – Amphibious And Flood-Resilient Homes Workshop

​Tyram Lakes Hotel, Spa and Resort

Planning permission has been granted for the development for a luxurious lakeside leisure resort in Hatfield, south Yorkshire, which will eventually include 200 eco lodges plus a boutique 110-bedroom spa hotel.Located in the heart of the Humberside Peatlands, Hatfield Moor and the National Nature Reserve, the Tyram Lakes Hotel, Spa & Resort will deliver a unique development of avant-garde floating architecture set within 65 acres of lakes and surrounded by 100 acres of natural woodlands.Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council approved the application on 8th December 2016 to build the unique green resort; commencing with the first phase of 50 eco lodges, which will all be constructed from timber and incorporate the latest environmentally-friendly technologies providing a tranquil escape in a beautiful natural habitat.Daulton Byfield, managing director of Rothgen, says: “The Tyram Lakes Hotel, Spa & Resort will be the first of its type in the UK. We are planning to invest around £25 million to create a first class eco holiday village where visitors can relax amongst nature and enjoy a quiet break from hectic modern life”.Baca Associate, Andrew Scrace, adds: “The scale and ambitious nature of the plans will ensure the resort is one of the most luxurious, fun and relaxing holiday destinations in Europe. This green development will be as sustainable as its currently possible to build and be an exemplary case study for other developers. We are thrilled to be involved in such an exciting, forward looking, project.”                            ​

Vision Event, London 2-3 June 2015 – Amphibious And Flood-Resilient Homes Workshop

​Salcombe Rise

Planning consent has been granted for the 2nd Amphibious House in the UK in the seaside town of Salcombe. The innovative scheme, includes the construction of a new flood resistant dwelling within the envelope of an old stone store building and the replacement of a small boat shed with an elegant amphibious studio as part of the overall dwelling. Check Salcombe Video Here The first amphibious house was featured on ‪Grand Designs Season 16 Episode 8 – The Floating House: Revisited, and has been published in numerous articles.     ​

Vision Event, London 2-3 June 2015 – Amphibious And Flood-Resilient Homes Workshop

​Tonight: Grand Designs Revisits The Amphibious House, 9pm C4 

One year on from the original show, Kevin McCloud returns tonight to discover what has happened with one of the most ambitious Grand Designs ever – the UK’s first Amphibious House.The fully completed building is revealed to the cameras and put through its paces to find out if it floats. The owners of this remarkable residence show how they have settled into their stunning and distinctive home. The couple’s dream of living in a flood-prone location with strict planning constraints was made possible by the construction the UK’s first amphibious house – a building that rests on the ground on fixed foundations but, whenever a flood occurs, rises up in its dock and floats there buoyed by the water. You can catch the story of this pioneering building, see how it has progressed and watch new landmark events since its completion tonight at 9pm on C4.                 ​

Vision Event, London 2-3 June 2015 – Amphibious And Flood-Resilient Homes Workshop

​Buoyant Starts Selected As Winner In NLA Housing Competition 

Buoyant Starts, Baca’s collaboration with Floating Homes Ltd, has been selected as one of theten winning ideas in the NLA international ideas competition New Ideas for Housing.  The competition aims to help solve the London housing shortage and the ten winning ideas will be presented to the Greater London Authority who will study their feasibility as options for the future of the London housing market. Buoyant Starts addresses the housing crisis in Greater London by providing high-quality prefabricated floating homes, at an affordable price, on the unused water space of the capital.  There are approximately 50 linear miles of rivers and canals forming the waterways network of the Greater London area, and an additional 150 hectares of developable waterspace in the city’s docks, marinas, and basins. An  of all 100 shortlisted entries to the competition will be on display in the NLA Galleries at The Building Centre from 15 October to 17 December, supported by a three month programme of talks, conferences and tours.                 ​

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