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Bowood House Hotel & Spa development completed by Sisk
Luxury five star complex opens on Lord Lansdowne’s estate
John Sisk & Son Ltd (Sisk), one of the largest construction groups in the UK and Ireland, has completed the £7.6m luxury hotel and spa complex on the grounds of Lord Lansdowne’s estate in Wiltshire.
The high-quality 43 bedroom development, including 6 luxury suites, has been designed to sympathetically blend into the existing, listed landscape created by ‘Capability’ Brown. The build complements the estate perfectly, which comprises a golf course and conference facilities, not to mention the existing house and gardens where visitors can enjoy fine 18th Century architecture.
Bowood can now offer a complete range of facilities, including corporate entertainment, exclusive conferencing, wedding celebrations and breaks in the rural splendour. The hotel and spa sees the completion of phase 2 of a long-term plan of works to build a rival to some of the best golf courses in the country, hosting a variety of golf related events.
State of the art guest facilities include a 15m swimming pool with a gym, rock sauna, crystal steam room and aromatherapy showers. The Shelburne restaurant can seat up to 80 with a bar and two comfortable lounges featuring wood burning fires.
Environmental considerations have been incorporated into the design from the outset, the development boasting a biomass boiler that will be fed with fuel sustainably sourced from the estate and reed beds will be used for on-site waste treatment.
Lord Lansdowne has continued to take a personal interest throughout the construction phase and Lady Lansdowne took responsibility for the interior design.
Les Nicholls, Director Western Region, Sisk commented:
“Even in Sisk’s long experience of building and renovating luxury hotels, I can honestly say this has been one of the most remarkable settings that we have worked in. Bowood House Hotel & Spa has truly set the standard for luxury hotel and conference venues. It has been both an honour and a pleasure to work so closely with Lord Lansdowne on this superb new facility.”
Lord Lansdowne, owner of the Bowood Estate, added:
“The Hotel and Spa has added enormously to the range of facilities we are able to offer at Bowood. It is the missing piece of our jigsaw and will enable us to offer guests the opportunity to stay in quality accommodation in beautiful surroundings.”