Conlon Construction begins £16m hotel renovation

Preston-based Conlon Construction has teamed up with Lancaster designers Mason Gillibrand Architects on a £16m renovation and update of a Lake District Hotel.

Conlon Lake WindermereThe overhaul of the historic Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, owned by English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues and located by Lake Windermere, comprises a complete renovation of the existing building and the addition of new rooms and features.

Work includes a full upgrade and refurbishment of all existing rooms, new outdoor leisure facilities, along with a new Atrium and a world class spa, complete with an outdoor heated infinity pool, sauna, steam room and Canadian hot tubs with views over the lake and mountains.

A further new building will open later in the year with 32 additional suites and studio rooms including its own club lounge and roof garden.

The hotel, which enjoys a waterfront setting looking out onto Lake Windermere, is currently closed and will reopen in April 2017, once the first phase of the renovation is complete.

Simon Berry, chairman and managing director of English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, said: “It is a really exciting new chapter for us here at Low Wood Bay. This stunning building has been here for more than 300 years and this will be the biggest change it has gone through in its history.

“We’re excited to be working with Conlon who hold extensive experience of delivering schemes for historic properties. We will be working together to make something truly special, bringing modern, top quality facilities to the area but without compromising the integrity or charm of this iconic building. We can’t wait to welcome our guests, both old and new, to see their reactions.” Michael Conlon, chairman at Conlon Construction, added: “Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is a historic building with so much potential and it’s a real privilege to be part of the biggest transformation in its history. Our experience will enable us to deliver the project effectively and play a part in contributing to the hotel’s vision of becoming a world-class resort.”