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/

On-Site Update: Seaview Cantilever!

We at Baca are very excited to see our ‘Seaview’ flood-resilient home being brought to life. Above, is a recent on-site photograph- what a cantilever!​

Hollybush Lakes, a New Scheme for New Hampshire

Baca Architects has submitted plans for a new £25million eco-sustainable leisure destination located around six man-made lakes on a 15.5-hectare site near Aldershot, Hampshire. “Hollybush Lakes” is to be transformed from a scrap metal breakers yard and gravel pit into a serene lakeside getaway destination, which accommodates both water-based and equestrian pursuits; complete with an aquatic sports centre, equestrian facilities and 20 floating lodges. The natural setting of the location will be restored, increasing its ecological diversity and the existing fishing facilities will be enhanced and the Blackwater Valley footpath which runs through the site will be re-opened to the public.News​

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).​

Shipston Road Complete – New Flood Resilient Market Homes

Construction is complete for our latest residential project which is compromised of 11 high-quality homes located within a flood plain, designated by the Environment Agency (EA), as Flood Zones 2 and 3. Flood zone 3 means it has a greater than 1% annual probability of flooding. The development is set to become the first of its kind in the UK has helped to establish new flood mitigation measures with the EA. Housing developer Holloway Properties commented:“We approached Baca Architects to help us unlock a brownfield site that was at flood risk on the main road into Stratford upon Avon. Several developers before us had tried and failed and we thought that with Baca’s expertise they could help us find a solution. Now built it has exceeded our expectations and is attracted a 10-15% above the market value”. A gently ramped road provides access from the middle of the site to the raised levels of the houses and an elevated pedestrian and cycle path to the west, provide a through-route across the site which acts as a safe haven during  flood events. The houses are built on raised piles with a floodable zone below which is guarded from debris by louvered screens. The green space remaining is landscaped, rain gardens and swales help to retain and control water run-off. View the project page here: Flood Resilient Homes​

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

Full Planning: New Apartment Building Proposal for a Hillside Location in Dover

Baca architects are excited to announce that full planning permission has been granted for our new apartment building proposal on a hillside location in Dover.The scheme will deliver 20 flats that provide a balanced mix of unit size: 1 bedroom - 2 person (50sqm), 2 bedroom 3 - person (61sqm) and 3B / 4P (74 m2) units.Locals expressed opinions that the proposals were of high quality, modern design and in keeping with the locality. The local community expressed a desire and demand for new high quality homes in the area.​

This Week: Baca Office Holidays!

Certainly a holiday season like never-before!This week, some of the Aquatects at Baca have taken time to reconnect with their local waters.

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