16th October 2012

Planning Approval for Spa Pods at Raithwaite Hall

Planning approval has been granted for the proposed construction of two spa treatment pods which shall be located within the existing completed Raithwaite Hall hotel at the Raithwaite Estate in Whitby .

The proposal is to provide two external spa treatment pods that service the Raithwaite Hotel. The pods are to provide the guests with an alternative spa treatment option in an area which takes advantage of the views of the hotel's gardens. The designs are two 3m x 5m approx curved timber shells which are cut into the rising bank and then enclosed by a glazed wall at one end and a grey stone wall at the other.

The Spa Pods are to be lightweight structures capable of being installed into the site with as little disturbance to the existing site as possible when positioning them within the tree canopies.

The proposal is to use a similar pallet to the existing hotel scheme. The stone work shall be sourced from local stone with the timber shell of the pod reflecting the timber panels and decorative timber aesthetics within the hotel.

The pod has been designed to provide an exciting architectural aesthetic and identity, whilst also providing the user with a private and unique spa experience.