A new multi-million pound leisure complex at The Headland, Newquay is to create a five-star destination for visitors to the luxury hotel and self-catering cottage village. The Aqua Club, planned to open May 2020, will contain five pools, a sun terrace with impressive ocean views, and a stunning new restaurant named The Deck.
This facility will mark the completion of a further phase in an ambitious programme of development at The Headland, which this year is celebrating 40 years under the ownership of John and Carolyn Armstrong.
Three pools will be created inside the Aqua Club: a 25 metre swimming pool, as well as an adjoining hydrotherapy and children’s pool for families staying at The Headland.
Outside, a heated infinity pool will enable visitors to immerse themselves in the beautiful surroundings and relax while taking in stunning Atlantic views. A further ‘vitality’ pool, complete with water feature provides a place to release the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Situated between the indoor and outdoor areas will be The Deck, a new café and restaurant where visitors can come just for a bite to eat, to recharge after a session of swimming, or for evening dining.
“The Aqua Club will bring top-of-the-range facilities to our guests. As our accommodation provision has grown, existing facilities are in high demand, particularly the spa and restaurants during high season. The Aqua Club will take The Headland into the next decade and beyond, providing the luxury experience that the destination has become well-known for.”
The Aqua Club is located on land between The Headland Hotel and its cottages and building of the 2,215 square metre club started in October 2017.
Architects Lilly Lewarne from Truro designed the building, with minimising the impact of the building very much in mind.
Mark Duston, senior associate at the firm said: “We specified the use of natural stone and colouring to help the building blend into its environment as much as possible. A living roof and natural planting on stone hedging will also help minimise the visual impact of the building, as well as providing a natural habitat for the flora and fauna found around the peninsula.
“In addition, we considered the impact of extra visitors, and as a result designed an underground car park as part of the new development.”
Other contractors involved in the build include groundworks supplied by Redruth company SCB Groundworks and Building Contractor, JE Stacey of Holsworthy, Devon.
Construction of The Aqua Club has included a major upgrade and diversion of services to the development and excavation of 8,500 cubic metres of soil, the equivalent of 3.5 Olympic sized swimming pools.