Gainsborough Bath Spa


This complicated project involved the conversion of five interconnected Grade II listed buildings into a stunning five-star spa hotel.

Gainborough Pool
Gainsborough Facade

As lead architect, we secured a series of planning and listed building consents and worked closely with the conservation officer during construction. We were also responsible for implementing an opulent interior design scheme to all front of house areas.

Originally designed by John Pinch, the building was completed in the 1820s as the United Hospital and was later home to the Bath Technical College. The new hotel conprises 99 luxurious custom-finished guest rooms, suites and public areas that follow the original layout of the John Pinch design, including a destination restaurant, private dining room, lounge, and diverse banqueting facilities.

Gainsborough Spar
Gainsborough Room1
Gainsborough Roof1
Gainsborough Roof2
Gainsborough Section

The opulent Bath House experience taps into the original Roman Bath springs to include the only natural thermal water pools in a hotel in the UK.  The spa facilities also include two spa guest rooms, 11 luxurious treatment rooms, saunas, a steam room, an ice chamber and a fitness centre. A new two-storey glass atrium roof wraps around the pool to form an internal courtyard.

Gainsborough Statue
Gainsborough Floor
Gainsborough Lights

In collaboration with interior designers Champalimaud Design, we delivered a scheme that provides a unique hotel experience reflecting the modern day City of Bath, whilst remaining sympathetic to the existing Georgian architecture.

2016 European Hospitality Awards, Opening of the Year (Renovation or Conversion)

Gainsborough Hallway

Client: Bath Hotel and Spa Ltd | Services: Architecture | Size: 99 guestrooms and suites | Collaborators: Champalimaud Design