Ocean-side four-star luxury.
The Scarlet Hotel is an award-winning spa hotel in Cornwall. With 37 luxurious bedrooms, this low-energy ‘eco’ hotel sets new standards for hotel design.
The hotel is set into a quiet hillside overlooking Mawgan Porth beach and accessed via a small lane. Designed in a multi-tiered format over five levels, its public spaces all face south west to give views of the ocean.
We provided our MEP engineering and post-occupancy optimisation expertise to this ambitious project. Close consultation with private neighbouring properties was important to ensure a smooth planning and consultation process. From the outset, the outline sustainability strategy led the way in developing a design that was efficient and incorporated target criteria across a number of areas including energy and water usage.
Assessing the construction and minimising the need for systems, such as air conditioning and heavy gas usage appliances, was vital in the project’s early design stages. This led to a mainly timber-frame-constructed building with exceptionally high levels of insulation and detailing.
Emma Stratton, Co-Owner/Director of the Scarlet Hotel, says: “Our challenge was to be luxurious without costing the planet. The client and consultant team contributed to the creation of high quality, energy efficient environment through the incorporation of low carbon and renewable technologies. The building’s performance and level of comfort have exceeded expectations. Monitoring of the hotel’s performance from energy to operational aspects will be ongoing throughout the life of the building.”