HPA Completes Another Place, The Lake: Outside
One of HPA’s latest projects delivered new, one-of-a-kind accommodation at contemporary Lake District hotel: Another Place, The Lake.
Set on the shores of Ullswater, we took the leading design role in the development of Outside – a collection of rooms and spaces within the grounds of the hotel, intended to bring guests closer to the wild.
Partnership with Another Place began back in 2016, when we completed the extension and redevelopment of the original Rampsbeck Hotel – later fully converted into Another Place, the Lake.
By utilising our multidisciplinary approach to successfully plan and outline each individual project for Another Place, we designed an impressive 70m squared treehouse, featuring two double bedrooms, bathroom, log burner, and large outdoor decking with a freestanding bathtub. Secluded by nature, the treehouse boasts striking floor-to-ceiling views of Ullswater and a walkway access between its three different sections.
Designed with sustainability at its core, the treehouse is built on a wooden frame, using an eco-screw pile system as foundation. Other environmentally friendly features include reclaimed flooring and tiles, 100% renewable electricity, and heating generated from the hotel’s biomass boiler.
Will Ashworth, CEO at Another Place commented: “The Treehouse is one of a kind, and the biggest accommodation on offer at any of our locations. But the whole set – the Treehouse, Shepherds Huts, Glasshouse, and Sheep Shed – brings a new energy and buzz. Our longstanding partnership with HPA has gone from strength to strength with their design and planning of this incredible project, which has helped us blend great hospitality and novel experiences with a sublime natural environment.”
We collaborated with Blackdown Shepherd Huts to lead the planning process and site layout design for the installation of six new Shepherd Huts. Alongside this, we also created a bespoke design for the Glasshouse – a Victorian style space used for dining, creative workshops, and talks – as well as re-designing the Sheep Shed, a lakeside cabin for guests to use after participating in water sports.
Zoe Hooton, RIBA Conservation Architect and Director at HPA, said: “We are delighted to have collaborated with Another Place on a number of inspiring projects that showcase its unique offering in the Lake District. Applying our extensive leisure and hotel sector experience, with a keen focus on sustainability, our more recent work has helped Another Place to enhance the distinct mix of active, social, and relaxed hospitality that The Lake is recognised for.“
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