The new extension will be located to the east of the existing hotel and spa and will add a small amount of floor-space to what is currently on offer. A new dedicated spa reception will be created which will have its own ‘feature door’ be able to be accessed via a bridge constructed of timber in-keeping with the existing area, with the new spa garden will only be accessible via the existing spa.
A range of new elements are planned for the walled spa garden. Two of the biggest features will be an uncovered hydro-pool, a relaxation fire pit and decking, and a sunken seating area and sauna. Parts of the new seating areas and decking will be protected from the elements by a series of canopies alongside a stone plinth to act as a screen from a public footpath. Leading to the new garden will be a single story conservatory.
Careful consideration has also gone into the appearance of the new extension. In particular, the plans mention a ‘feature door’ for the new spa entrance ‘with other theming elements located along the entrance bridge.’ The garden and entrance area will be fully landscaped, including a new ornamental pond with themed centre feature, over which the new entrance bridge will pass. The garden will include a ‘series of areas of bounded gravel and climbing plants’ to help soften the appearance of the new extension so it blends seamlessly with the existing structures.
The full plans can be viewed on the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Website.
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