Carmody Groarke’s competition winning design for a new hotel retreat on Burgh Island off the coast of Devon, UK, has received planning approval, clearing the way for the dramatic structure to begin construction. The cliff-top “Pool House” will join the Grade-II listed art deco Burgh Island Hotel in providing accommodation to adventurous visitors, offering panoramic views of the of the Bantham Estuary and the hotel’s Mermaid Pool, an outdoor seawater pool and private beach for hotel guests. Commissioned by Burgh Island Ltd, the project will provide the island with additional accommodation space without requiring the historic hotel, built in 1929, to be altered. Envisioned as an inhabited bridge, the retreat will consist of a series of interconnected rooms that complete the sculptural profile of the eroded mud-stone sea cliffs and frame unique views of the sea and island landscape.
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