Scarborough Spa & South Bay Urban Realm Re-development
A major refurbishment and improvement completed at Scarborough Spa to improve the resorts offer to their many visitors.
When people talk of Scarborough Spa today they are referring to the buildings and to the activities and entertainment carried out there. But the origins of this noble Complex, and indeed the place in history of Scarborough as a resort town, are directly attributable to a natural resource - the Spa waters. Visitors to the Spa today can still see the great architecture of the 1880s and many are still surprised by the scale and style of the Grand Hall. The Complex today encompasses the Spa Theatre, the Grand Hall for concerts, the Ocean Room, the Promenade Lounge, Suncourt for open air concerts, and various other rooms, cafes and bar areas.
The development we completed at the Scarborough Spa complex was in two phases, a 40 week £2.9m renovation in 2007 followed by a major £4.9m refurbishment in 2010-2011.
First phase works included removal and renewal of the roof coverings of the Grand Hall and Spa Complex, removal and reinstatement of ornate cast iron railings on the roof, renewal of light fittings, renewal of the glazed roof of the Roof Garden and numerous structural repairs and treatments to the existing buildings
The second phase saw an extensive programme of re-modelling including a new main conference and meeting facility, the transformation of the 1900 seater grand hall, new roof and the installation of state of the art technical equipment in the theatre. To allow construction of new changing rooms and storage areas below the hall floor and a large floor lift the existing structure was supported with a continuous reinforced piled wall tied back to the cliff face with rock anchors to allow a major excavation beneath the hall floor, treatment that will secure the venue’s future for years to come.