This ground breaking facility – a series of connected circular pavilions – houses treatment rooms, thermal areas, pools, changing facilities, gym, dance studio and restaurant in a building inspired by the architecture of Far-East Asia and Feng-Shui principles.
Rheged (“The Village in the Hill”) is one of the largest grass roofed buildings in Europe. The wealth of facilities includes a large format film theatre and pre-show area, exhibition spaces, conference and meeting facilities, cafes and restaurants, kid’s play area, retail areas… Despite the large floor area and height of the building the design minimises the impact on the surrounding area by disguising it as a Cumbrian hill. Rheged, however, is not a cave. When the visitor enters through a small “tunnel” they are met by a cavernous space that is full of natural light which floods in through a series of high level rooflights and vertical glass walls.
Sitting just minutes on foot from Gleneagles Hotel in the 850 acre estate, Glenmor consists 53 luxury seasonal ownership lodges. The highly prestigious scheme consists a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes which are set around their own village green and lochan. Now over ten years on, the landscaping has matured beautifully making this still a very sought after location.
Following production of the project masterplan the practice prepared the detailed design of this former vineyard which includes a new 150 bed 5* hotel and spa, 18 hole golf course with villas, townhouses and apartments overlooking the fairways of the golf course.
The £15m (2001) project consisted the replacement of an existing chairlift system with a funicular railway and the provision of major new buildings within the Cairngorm Ski Area. The site is at high altitude on the northern edge of the Cairngorm, whose fragile environment was recognized as being of international conservation importance. UJP worked closely with Highlands Council and Scottish National Heritage. The remoteness and exposure of the site challenged the team to logistically organise the project around the short periods when construction was possible.
Neway House was constructed as Pendragon’s Corporate Headquarters. Its double height entrance with gallery accommodates a series of meeting rooms and boardrooms at both levels. They were designed with flexibility in mind so that they could open up into larger meeting rooms and presentation spaces. Beyond are 4 zones of open plan offices and support areas.
The overall goal of this 5 year development and refurbishment programme is to re-establish the Millport site as the UKs premier marine teaching location.
The project comprised the upgrade and enhancement of 32 of the on-site twin bedrooms in this residential education centre. This spectacular site in the Clyde basin posed the construction team a few logistical challenges, not least the short ferry ride! The project also included upgrades to the exhibition spaces and replacement of the aquarium in the Robertson building within the campus.
This latest project for the FSC follows completed projects in their other locations of Blencathra, Castlehead, Dale Fort, Malham Tarn, Preston Montford, and Slapton Ley.
Interior Design by Devlin Design
The Existing Gateway timeshare offices were located in a 2 storey, stone building which was one of the original estate buildings when it became a resort in the 1980s. Site circulation and facilities were completely re-thought. The concept was to bring together the Gateway meeting room, hotel reception and sales office into one resort reception building and management suite. The completed building includes extensions to the original, removal of internal walls to create generous open plan offices and customer welcome areas. The design echoes the themes and materials used in the successfully completed Brimstone Hotel.
Unwin Jones secured planning consent in 2014 for this new build 160 place Kids Allowed Nursery for Altrincham based developer Selbourne Group. The state of the art design is to provide an exciting and stimulated building which is welcoming and spacious being filled with natural light. The building is designed to be sympathetic to the adjacent buildings and surrounding area, be safe and secure and incorporate garden and external play areas.
The development of a new food retail superstore, sits on this key 2.3Ha (5.7acre) site just off the M74 on the edge Gretna village. The building has been designed with a pallet of traditional materials and has a vernacular feel but with a contemporary edge. The footprint is just over 4100 m2 (44750 ft2).
The building has recently received a Reserved Matters approval.