Work on the luxury interior of the £10 million Aqua Club at The Headland in Newquay, Cornwall, has commenced, and pays homage to Cornwall’s unique landscape. Local stone, slate and pebbles have all been used creatively in the interior design and, combined with cool blues and greens, it provides a calm and sophisticated retreat, influenced by its ocean setting.
The Aqua Club is due to open in spring 2020 and is an ambitious addition to The Headland’s five star facilities which already include a spa, a surf school, a 95-bedroomed hotel, two award-winning restaurants, and a village of luxury self-catering cottages. Occupying a prime clifftop position overlooking Fistral Beach in Newquay, the new development will comprise five pools, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant called The Deck, and a sun terrace with impressive ocean views.
Dynargh Design has been appointed to manage and implement the interiors, bringing the talent and experience of working in the hospitality sector across Cornwall and London to the project. Matt Hulme, owner of Dynargh Design, said: “Cool blues and natural tones have been used throughout the design which aims to provide a seamless experience between leisure and dining. There will be a combination of indoor and outdoor pools at the new Aqua Club, and so the flow between the spaces is important. The Deck is situated at the centre of the new experience, and connects the pools with a welcome oasis of food and drink.”
The restaurant will provide versatile dining, whether visitors are coming to relax in the outdoor infinity and hydrotherapy pools, have fun with the children, or swim lengths in the fitness pool. It will be the perfect spot to stop for a light bite to eat, to recharge after a session of swimming, or experience evening dining in a beautiful poolside setting.
Finding the right balance between a welcoming, luxurious experience and functionality has been key to the design. Materials selected are hard-wearing and water-resistant, yet stylish enough to reflect The Headland’s five-star sophistication. Matt Hulme said: “The architecture of the building has graceful, sweeping curves and panoramic vistas. We have used materials which enhance the unique features of the building while also paying homage to Cornwall’s stunning natural landscape.”
Inside and out, The Headland utilises stone to create something tactile, beautiful, and slightly rugged. Combined with clean, crisp whites with hints of blue and green, the space is light and airy, and provides a modern sophistication and elegance. The reception has been designed to make a big impact for the visitor when they first step across the threshold, and a welcoming boardwalk meanders from the reception through to The Deck and the outside space. Bespoke furniture has been developed for The Deck, reception and changing rooms, all of which has been created with functionality and style in mind.
Darryl Reburn, managing director of The Headland, said: “The interior design represents one of the final stages to the new Aqua Club and we are very excited to see it take shape. We can’t wait to share it with our staff, guests and members. Quality design that lasts is important as it has to sit alongside our historic architecture, and we are delighted with the results.”
With 30 new jobs being created, The Headland is currently recruiting for a wide range of hospitality roles at The Aqua Club. Further details can be found via its website.