Restore, refurbish, recreate

When Cornwall's very first spa hotel's started to feel less than luxe, RECREATE came to the rescue, restoring fading glamour to former glory.

Taking luxury to a new level

This complete refurbishment saw RECREATE work with a team of other specialists and consultants to refurbish the spa complex and swimming pool. And this facelift was much more than skin deep. As well as a comprehensive aesthetic makeover, we delivered a stunning result from an ecological perspective. Sustainability was number one priority, and the project saw us install features to reduce environmental impact, including water conservation, heat recovery, solar panels, intelligent insulation measures and more.

We recreated:


  • Link corridor connecting the swimming pool with the hotel
  • Retail space. incorporating reception area and staff room
  • Four treatments/massage rooms with waiting area and manicure/pedicure stations
  • Swimming pool with family change and several colourful cubicles, family seating areas, lockers, drinking water fountain and showers with hair drying station
  • Bespoke hydro pool with water/air massages – and an incredible infinity edgeless pool that blends into Atlantic Ocean horizon
  • Changing cubicles
  • Relaxing/sitting area with outstanding fire place
  • Hammam room
  • Steam room
  • Aromatherapy room
  • Sauna
  • Feature (rain dance) shower
  • Hydro shower
  • Lockers


  • New lighting concept including cold cathode strip colour lights
  • LED's, underwater lights and fibre optic lights
  • New ventilation with air-to-air heat exchanger
  • Air conditioning
  • Calorex unit with air-to-water heat exchanger
  • New gas condensing boiler
  • Overflow tank for hydro pool
  • Rain water harvesting system
  • Solar panels for preheating outdoor swimming pool
  • Acoustic insulation between loud family pool and quiet treatment/massage rooms
  • Fire place
  • Music throughout the facilities (dry and wet) with freedom of music sources for each room


  • Carefully installed insulation to roof and ceiling
  • External insulation to walls
  • Timers, sensors, remote thermometers and procedures to reduce use of electrical equipment (pumps, ventilators, lighting, heaters and boiler)
  • LED and compact fluorescent lights
  • Rain water harvesting system
  • Ventilation for dry and wet areas with heat recovery
  • Triple glazing windows and doors throughout
  • Solar panels for preheating outdoor swimming pool