Gilpin Lake House Jetty Spa

Ben Cunliffe Architects, Kendal, 2013


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Hotel spa treatment facility constructed from timber panels, built from a cantilevered steel frame, finished in local larch rain-screen cladding

The building, an 'elegant box in the woods', was to be located in a sloping woodland site adjacent to a private tarn. The building was constructed from timber panels made on site, finished in locally-sourced and milled larch with grey powdercoat, aluminium-clad redwood windows and doors. The roof and guttering is hidden beneath the cladding.

The interior comprises two treatment rooms, separated by a sliding pocket wall which allow for the room to become a shared space. The interior nods to a fomer hunting lodge once on the site, with painted tongue & groove cladding to the walls and ceiling, and an oak floor.


  • Begun: Jan 2013
  • Completed: May 2013
  • Floor area: 60m2
  • Sector: Hotel
  • Total cost: £100,000
  • Procurement: Design & Build
  • Address: Gilpin Lake House, Crook, Kendal, LA8 8LN, United Kingdom

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