A long-term vision for a surf resort & hotel
Project: Watergate Bay Hotel
Location: Cornwall, UK
Client: Watergate Bay Hotel
Project Team: Phases 1&2 – Dynargh Design, Ease, Airey & Coles, Royal Haskoning, Adams Habermehl, Assent, Hilsdon, BB7, Brady Construction. Phase 2 – Airey & Coles, Steven Abbott Associates, Wellers, Fore Consulting, Adams Habermehl, Code 7, MES Building Solutions, Nulty+, Miller Goodhall, Royal Haskoning, Surety Fire
Timescale: Completed – June 2021
Size: Phase 1 - 600 m², Phase 2 - 4,150 m²

We have been working with Watergate Bay Hotel since 2019 on a masterplan strategy for their 2030 vision. This exercise has created a long term strategy for the hotel as well as a number of future project opportunities to increase the offer of the hotel and future revenue streams.

The overall masterplan included a review of all the hotel’s existing room stock, F&B outlets and leisure facilities. We worked in collaboration with a branding agency and interior designer to outline a renewed vision for the hotel including a new emphasis on health and wellbeing. We also reviewed potential development opportunities within the available site to identify areas where the hotel could expand, or improve its facilities.

We have now completed Phase 1 of the 2030 masterplan vision which is the refurbishment and expansion of the beachside area of the hotel called The Beach lofts which opened in May 2021.

The Beach Lofts won the best renovation award at the Boutique Hotelier Awards 2021.

Our new Beach Lofts provide incredible access to the beach and offer a great vista for guests who want to just sit back and enjoy epic views. Tate+Co have very cleverly reworked the existing buildings to create some extraordinary spaces.”

Will Ashworth, CEO at Watergate Bay Hotel

Future phases for the masterplan were submitted for planning in January 2024 and include new-build Beach Lofts, a new Swim Club, guest apartment rooms, and public realm improvements for the bay.