ProjectsCoes Faen Lodge
Due to the extreme spatial restrictions plus the desire to have a winding staircase inside the entrance, the façade had to be designed back to front with the vertical glass fins on the outside of the building rather than inside. This gave enough space to construct a glass and steel staircase against the inner face of the façade which extends to a half landing built into the natural slate then turns 90° to the first floor landing. Above the main entrance space there is a large single span structural glass roof featuring the longest laminated glass rafters we had used to date. Whilst the structural design was completed without too much difficulty, the really complicated aspect was certainly installation. We engaged with a number of local specialist lifting equipment companies to devise a safe and effective lifting plan and over a number of weeks the glass and staircase were carefully installed.
The restoration is now complete and Coes Faen Lodge is open for business as a boutique spa and guest house offering 5 star accommodation and fine dining to the discerning traveller.