Kay Elliott / Images Palace Hotel
This 142 unit holiday apartment complex, granted consent in 2007, will provide a perfect base for visitors to experience the Torbay region’s landscapes and cultural heritage. It also creates important new opportunities for regeneration, education and sustainable tourism.
Torbay Council and Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust applied for European Geopark Status. Kay Elliott wanted to make sure that the holiday and hotel apartment building designed would reflect this and encourage people to explore the coastline and geological sites nearby, including the internationally important Kents Cavern.
The hotel provides 142 holiday apartments with a mixture of one, two and three bedrooms. A stepped elevation delivers roof terraces for upper apartments and maximises views for all guests, while respecting the height of surrounding buildings.
The crescent form of the building follows the site’s existing topography. It results in a 70m wide opening for extensive landscaping including a retention pond for visual impact and surface water drainage.
For more information visit http://www.kayelliott.co.uk/projects/5/1