Emma Honey
Posted on 25 May 2017

Meet the shortlist for Leisure & Hospitality Project of the Year

The shortlist has been announced for the 2017 Michelmores Property Awards, which celebrate outstanding property and construction projects in Bristol, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall, across ten categories.

A panel of ten judges with expertise across the property and construction sector and in-depth knowledge of the region, came together for the judging day on 24 March 2017 to shortlist an impressive list of submissions.

The shortlisted projects for Category 4: Leisure & Hospitality Project of the Year are:

COACH, Taunton – submitted by SWH Build

COACH, located at French Weir Avenue in Taunton, is an outdoor activity centre offering a diverse range of adventure activities, outdoor education and personal development programs for community users of all ages. The facility offers canoeing and cycling facilities, a boat store, a café and meeting space for social events. It is supported and used by a number of local clubs and groups.

Gaia Spa, Boringdon Hall, Plymouth – submitted by Ward Williams Associates

Luxury spa retreat Gaia Spa is set within the grounds of Boringdon Hall – a Grade I listed 16th century country manor hotel in Plymouth. The contemporary design of the spa's pools, treatment rooms and social areas discretely span three floors, utilising nature to create spaces for relaxation and rejuvenation. The Spa also comprises gym facilities, heat and hydrotherapy experiences and a restaurant – which offers outdoor terraces overlooking views of Dartmoor.

Pavilions Teignmouth, Teignmouth – submitted by Devon Contractors

Pavilions Teignmouth is a new multi-functional arts and cultural centre located on the site of the old Carlton Theatre. It comprises an auditorium seating over 200 people, incubator offices for start-up businesses, gallery and exhibition space, fitness and dance studios, a café and a restaurant. The project has brought a new lease of life to Teignmouth Seafront and town, and aims to encourage further regeneration work for Teignmouth and other coastal towns in the region.

Seaton Jurassic, Seaton – submitted by East Devon District Council

Seaton Jurassic is a multi-use, community-led visitor centre. It allows visitors to enjoy an inspirational and educational time-travelling voyage – bringing to life the evolution of the Jurassic Coast, England's first Natural World Heritage Site. The centre comprises various internal exhibitions, including a specially adapted time-ship and a human-sized rockpool, as well as external wildlife gardens, where habitats representing the wetlands, the harbour, the beach and Seaton Hole can be discovered.

Click here to view the shortlist in full