David Salisbury has designed and installed a bespoke wood orangery at the award-winning Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate near St Ives in Cornwall which has been chosen to host this year’s G7 Summit this coming weekend (June 11-13).

The newly opened orangery is part of the latest phase of the hotel’s refurbishment and investment programme and replaced the existing PVC-U conservatory. As well as overcoming aesthetic concerns, the most pressing requirement was to create a more comfortable indoor environment: the existing uPVC extension was plagued with temperature issues consistent with uPVC conservatories of a certain age, says the company.

Creative Director Karen Bell explained: “With modern glazing technologies and joinery techniques, bespoke wood orangeries are ideal for year-round enjoyment. Having been popular in residential settings for years, they are becoming increasingly prevalent in commercial applications, not least in the luxury hotel sector.

“For this particular project, it was important to retain as much glazing content as possible. The previous conservatory provided diners with a wonderful panorama of the Atlantic and ensuring these views remained was essential.”

Alongside the installation of the new orangery, the entrance and roof area of the Spa building was updated in a complementary style, to present a uniform appearance across the sea-facing facade of the hotel.

The process of agreeing the design and scope of the project hinged on the quality of 3D design visuals (see image) to provide clarity of concept, and, critically, the ability to meet the demanding timeline.

The design process was accelerated with regular communication key to ensuring that the team were able to react quickly to meet the evolving design requirements and an agreement was reached between the hotel and David Salisbury just five weeks from the initial enquiry.

The installation team began work on site in early January, battling some challenging weather conditions, with rain and snow eating into an already restricted timeframe, however, the new orangery is complete and ready to welcome G7 summit attendees, which takes place from 11-13 June, 2021.

Stephen Baker, owner at Carbis Bay, said: “The eyes of the world will be on Carbis Bay during the summit, and as a leading luxury venue in the area, it is important to use this as an opportunity to highlight Cornwall as a destination for business and for pleasure. For us, that means showcasing our waterside restaurant with breath-taking views of St Ives Bay.

“David Salisbury has helped us deliver on that wish and we’re delighted with the results. We partnered with them due to their extensive experience in successfully designing and installing premium quality orangeries for exclusive hotels, wedding venues and restaurants. Their working knowledge and expertise in the hospitality sector meant they were able to create a beautiful bespoke structure befitting of the environment.”