Published On: Wed, Aug 11th, 2021

David Salisbury completes project for G7 Summit venue

David Salisbury has successfully completed the design and installation of a bespoke, premium quality orangery at the award-winning Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate, the luxury resort near St Ives in Cornwall which has been chosen to host this year’s G7 Summit.

The newly opened orangery is part of the latest phase of the hotel’s refurbishment and investment programme. The existing conservatory, which occupied a prime position offering panoramic ocean views, needed replacing to bring it up to the superior specification of the rest of the estate. As well as overcoming aesthetic concerns, the most pressing requirement was to create a more comfortable indoor environment: the existing PVC-U extension was plagued with temperature issues consistent with PVC-U conservatories of a certain age.

Karen Bell, Creative Director at David Salisbury, explains how creating a glazed extension that would work all year round, was essential to the project: “With modern glazing technologies and joinery techniques, bespoke wood orangeries are ideal for year-round enjoyment. Having been popular in residential settings for years, they are becoming increasingly prevalent in commercial applications, not least in the luxury hotel sector. For this particular project, it was important to retain as much glazing content as possible. The previous conservatory provided diners with a wonderful panorama of the Atlantic and ensuring these views remained was essential.”

Alongside the installation of the new orangery, the entrance and roof area of the Spa building was updated in a complementary style, to present a uniform appearance across the sea-facing facade of the hotel. The David Salisbury installation team began work on site in early January, battling some challenging weather conditions, with rain and snow eating into an already restricted timeframe, however, they are delighted to announce that the new orangery is complete and ready to welcome G7 summit attendees, Stephen Baker, Owner at Carbis Bay, said: “The eyes of the world will be on Carbis Bay during the summit, and as a leading luxury venue in the area, it is important to use this as an opportunity to highlight Cornwall as a destination for business and for pleasure. For us, that means showcasing our waterside restaurant with breath-taking views of St Ives Bay. David Salisbury has helped us deliver on that wish and we’re delighted with the results. We partnered with them due to their extensive experience in successfully designing and installing premium quality orangeries for exclusive hotels, wedding venues and restaurants. Their working knowledge and expertise in the hospitality sector meant they were able to create a beautiful bespoke structure befitting of the environment.”