The Swan undergoes new development through lockdown

Lake District hotel The Swan announced it has begun work on a site-wide redevelopment after receiving a £7m investment backed by CBRE Global Investors.

The site has now commissioned architects DLG to design the extension of the landmark hotel, and specialist contractors Medlock have been appointed to “bring the design to reality”. 

Interiors will be designed by Fiona Parke of Johnston Parke Interiors, who is “renowned for creating inspiring classic and contemporary spaces”. 

The renovations are expected to employ over 70 workers across the contractors in total.

Phase one service diversions will begin “imminently” and are scheduled to take three weeks. Phase two will last for six weeks, and will see the creation of a new guest car park.

Phase three, which will see the renovation of the main building works, is set to commence in the new year, from January 2021 with completion expected in October 2021. 

The main works will consist of an extension to the hotel with the addition of 30 new bedrooms, as well as a new spa to complement current facilities.

Sarah Gibbs, managing director of The Swan, said: “Whilst it’s unfortunate we must shut while we endure another national lockdown, we’re staying positive and productive by breaking ground on our new development. 

“We’ve got a great team on board and are really excited to get the project underway, we already can’t wait to reveal all in 2021.”

She added: “It’s been a tough year for all but we’re really delighted to be investing back into the economy. Being able to provide work in these times of uncertainty is something are doing with great pleasure.”

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