Client:Nicolas James Group
Project value:£30m
Duration:24 months
Location:Tides Reach Hotel, Salcombe
Architect:Kay Elliot Architects
Interior Designer:Do Design Studios
Landscape Architect:      BD Landscapes
Engineer:Airey and Coles
M&E Consultants:Brothwell Irvine Limited

Situated in the mouth of the Salcombe estuary in South Hams within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The waterfront Tides Reach Hotel is a mixed-use facility and incorporates the remodelling of the existing structure.

The Tides Reach development originally consists of a new build 50-bedroom wing for the new hotel and the refurbishment of the existing building to form the hotel’s ground floor restaurant, Upper Deck Bar and Lower Deck Beach Bar, and 10 residential apartments on floors above. During the project, We Are Ease were approached by the client to also refurbish the old spa to form a new luxury HarSPA.

The site underwent extensive landscaping with a wraparound terrace and the repositioning of the unique natural pond.

In order to meet the hotel’s opening date by the end of July 2021, We Are Ease redirected its workforce to focus only on the hotel’s works and implemented flexible working in order to meet this key target. Then accommodated the running of the hotel in the delivery of the apartments and spa. 

The project faced several challenges including its tricky and inaccessible location making physically getting materials to the site difficult, delays caused by corona virus with the site shutting down for 4 weeks before safely reopening and managing the sites flood risk with compensatory floodwater storage below the ‘floating’ terraces.

The 50-bed hotel has been successfully handed over and is live whilst the apartments and the spa facility are ongoing and expected to handover at Christmas 2021, which demonstrates our ability to manage complex projects in close proximity with the public.

Key project stages