Summit to celebrate

David Salisbury completed the design and installation of a bespoke, premium quality orangery at the award-winning Carbis Bay Hotel and Estate, the luxury resort near St Ives in Cornwall which hosted this year’s G7 Summit.

The newly opened orangery is part of the latest phase of the hotel’s refurbishment and investment programme. The existing conservatory, which occupied a prime position offering panoramic ocean views, needed replacing to bring it up to the superior specification of the rest of the estate.

The other most pressing requirement was to create a more comfortable indoor environment: the existing PVCU extension was plagued with temperature issues consistent with PVCU conservatories of a certain age.

Karen Bell, creative director at David Salisbury, said: “While conservatories of the 1980s and 1990s may be associated with climate control issues, thankfully, with more updated manufacturing methods, alongside advances in heating and ventilation, it’s possible to have an extension that is suitable for all seasons.

“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.”

The entrance and roof area of the spa building was also updated to present a uniform appearance across the sea-facing facade of the hotel.