Plans have been filed to create a luxury spa and pool at a boutique hotel in Saltburn.
Four-star Brockley Hall, on the city’s Glenside, has submitted an application to Redcar and Cleveland Council for a free-standing two-storey building to be constructed on the hotel grounds.
According to the documents, the development will include a swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, a gym, a nail bar and a cafe with a covered terrace if the plans are accepted. They are currently subject to a consultation period which lasts until July.
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The facilities would be for the use of hotel guests, according to the documents. There will also be treatment rooms, changing rooms and meeting space. Four full-time and six part-time jobs should thus be created.
Plans for a development similar to the hotel were first tabled last summer, in June 2021, but a new set has just been handed over to council. The details involved in the application describe a freestanding spa building the land to the front and side of the hotel which currently houses a number of vintage trailer lodges and an event marquee. If approved, the building will be L-shaped with a covered terrace, the swimming pool will have a small pool and thermal pools with seating and sun loungers around the area. To compensate for the loss of lawn, the new roof will be a green “living roof” according to the documents.
Brockley Hall was built in Victorian times and dates back to the 1870s, it overlooks the woods and valley gardens of the popular seaside town. Later, the building became a Christian retreat until it closed in 2014. In 2016, after 18 months of renovations, it opened as a boutique hotel with 32 luxury rooms, two restaurants and a bar open to residents and non-residents.
Owner Heather Garcia also appeared in an episode of Channel 4’s Four in a Bed in 2019 – the show sees four bed and breakfast owners take turns staying in each other’s establishments over the week and then criticize each other’s establishments.
Planning documents indicate that the owners of Brockley Hall wish to improve their facilities by offering something otherwise unavailable in Saltburn. Public consultation on the plans runs until July 8, 2022.