Curveline Design Ltd is a specialist design practice offering bespoke spa and hotel design concepts across the hospitality sector.
Since forming eight years ago the company has worked alongside many of the industry’s high profile names including Q Hotels and a range of privately owned venues.
Thanks to a highly trained team, with an impressive combined skill set the firm are able to undertake a number of projects ranging from £50,000 to £8 million new build projects. The firm strives to understand every client’s brief and deliver to their expectations on every project they undertake.
They try and ensure every contract is bespoke, working extensively with branded concepts and independent clients to ensure each interior space has a unique identity, whether that is a one-off or part of a bigger brand family.
Premier Hospitality caught up with Mark Green, Curveline Design Limited’s Design Director and owner, to find out more about one of the firm’s latest projects.
On behalf of Q Hotel’s Curveline have recently undertaken a £1.5 million refurbishment project of the Midland Hotel’s existing leisure facilities. Located in the hotel’s basement the project has been a challenging one for the on-site team because of its location, as well as the venue being Listed by English Heritage.
The firm started working on the scheme in June last year and have recently handed over to the client in June 2015 after an intense 12 month project. Whilst on site the firm worked alongside Kitson Architecture, HC Contracts, Anna Pos and John Preston Pools.
Other companies involved with the scheme include Morgan Contract Furniture, Protocol UK, Tecktura, Ceramics International and Chantelle Lighting.
Mark Green commented:
“We have focused the entire spa around the idea of city centre relaxation and so have introduced several different experiences of relaxing including hanging cocoon chairs, sleep pods and egg chairs.
“The hotel has remained fully operational during the refurbishment, including an existing beauty salon on site. We had to keep the area open which was challenging and so we made sure there was a safe, accessible route for guests, coordinating with the salon itself to control the site. We managed it all very well and encountered no issues which enabled us to hand over on budget and on time.”
The spa includes eight treatment rooms, mud rooms, a Himalayan salt sauna, steam room and a refurbished swimming pool. Each of the rooms has a striking feature wall and treatment beds have heated blankets for the most comfortable and warming experience possible. Lighting is calming and soothing to give the experience of being detached from the city life outside.
The design had to be sympathetic to the existing, elaborate Victorian architecture with contemporary elements such as a feature three metre high stacked glass corridor.
Since unveiling its new and improved spa facilities Curveline is proud to announce The Midland Hotel has received excellent feedback from customers and clients.
The Gomersal Park Hotel
On behalf of The Gomersal Park Hotel, Curveline have established a design concept for the hotels existing leisure club. The existing hotels facilities have been reconfigured with the removal of the gym, the enhancement and updating of the swimming pool, as well as the construction of brand new facilities.
The hotel’s empty courtyard has been roofed and a brand new sauna and steam room facility has been fitted, complete with foot spas and ice drops.
With the revamped courtyard space an impressive glass column has been fitted which guests can enter and relax in, creating an indoor-outdoor space. The hotel also now comprises a large hydrotherapy pool with an impressive attached waterfall which runs down the side of the pool, meaning guests can climb over the waterfall when accessing the pool.
The design of the spa focuses on natural slate, stone and timber to give the customer a sense of natural relaxation.
Curveline worked alongside I-am-wow, who acted as the main contractors, as well as Today Interiors, Anna Pos and John Preston Pools top bring the hotel’s visions into reality. The project was completed and handed over to the clients in June this year after completing the £1.5 million project.
The Coniston Hotel
The Coniston Hotel is in the process of constructing a new build £2.5 million spa facility that is set to complete in October this year. On this project Curveline Design are responsible for the entire design concept of the spa building and have worked alongside Kitson Architecture on the conceptual design of the building, as well as the internals.
Barnfield Construction have acted as the main contractors on the scheme working with Anna Pos, John Preston Pools, Morgan Furniture, Protocol UK, Tecktura, Ceramics International and Chantelle Lighting to create the spa in line with clients requests.
The project is being undertaken in two phases with the first phase due to come to an end in October. The first phase includes the construction of the new spa and its facilities comprising treatment rooms, a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, as well as an outdoor infinity pool boasting views of the estate’s valley and privately owned lake.
Guests will also be able to enjoy the Himalayan salt sauna, salt rooms, steam rooms, experience showers and saunas during their time at the hotel.
The design focuses on natural limestone and timber features to complement the existing buildings within the hotel grounds.
“As the hotel is located on the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales Park it was difficult to gain planning permission for a new building in this area. However we managed it and so far we have erected the steelwork, the pool has been poured and currently the external walls and internal blockwork walls are being constructed.
“We are set to complete on track and on time.”
The second phase of the project involves the creation of an external herb garden around the back of the building. Completion dates on this phase are still undecided with the team focusing on completing the spa on time.
Ramside Hall Hotel
The firm’s largest project in the hospitality sector has been the construction of an £8 million new build spa facility at Ramside Hall Hotel. Curveline Design has been responsible for the entire interior design of the project which has been ongoing for three years and is set to complete by the end of June this year.
Walter Thompson’s have acted as the main contractors on the scheme alongside fit out contractors Newman Scott and Durham Interiors. Aachen Wellness and Penguin Pools have also worked on the project.
The onsite team are currently adding the finishes touches to the spa.
The impressive spa comprises a large swimming pool, a nine metre diameter hydrotherapy pool with a range of water experiences including body massages, volcanoes and air beds.
Steam rooms, a sauna, Himalayan sauna, sunken sauna, herbal sauna, experience showers and an external bubble pool with a herb garden around the pool also forms part of the Ramside’s new relaxation experience.
A first floor infinity pool overlooking the hotels golf course has also been constructed, alongside 12 treatment rooms, a beauty area, relaxation zones, as well as a gymnasium and aerobics space.
Aachen Wellness, the UK’s largest bespoke wellness manufacturer, manufactured, supplied and installed all of the spa facilities from start to finish. Andy Bolton, the firm’s Managing Director, commented:
“This was a very high end installation and so it comprised every single feature which was great. Normally clients have to pick and choose which features they can include in their spa but this site is the complete package.”
Curveline have also just completed a 45 bedroom extension for the hotel which was unveiled to the public in May this year.
Talking about Curveline’s approach to business Mark commented:
“We are able to undertake projects of any size as we are backed by a very big team including swimming pool specialists and thermal experience specialists and collectively we all deliver the projects. We have just signed another large project which again proves we are capable of undertaking large schemes.”
“For us to be involved with these projects is great as we are gaining projects after clients see how well we have done on previous projects. It is great to gain projects off our previous works and we are continually impressing clients with our conceptual layouts.”
Curveline’s Practice Director Mark described his firm as:
“An innovative, creative design practice specialising in the spa, hotel and leisure sectors. We work closely with clients to deliver their vision and expectations and we pride ourselves on our ability to create space which is both design focused and functional.”