AWW designed the infinity pool at The Cornwall Hotel, installed by Cheshire Wellness, which has just won the Gold Award for ‘Commercial Pool of the Year’ in the SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) Awards 2011.

The SPATA Awards are the only awards that take place for the national swimming Pool industry and receiving this award is a high honour. The Cornwall Hotel was also entered into ‘Overall Pool of The Year’ and won the Gold award, thus picking up the highest accolade of the evening.

The pool is situated in The Clearing Spa, located in the old stable yard which dates from the 1870s, comprising a walled yard, carriage house and stables which form the arrival area to the Spa facilities. Existing openings in the Victorian walled garden were replicated, creating disabled pedestrian access into the swimming building. On fine days, the stunning infinity-edge swimming pool is opened up onto the walled garden, with landscape design focused on scented planting.

Richard Francis, Director at AWW responsible for the overall design of the pool commented: “AWW is delighted to hear that the pool we designed for The Cornwall has received The SPATA Award. Our aim was to regenerate a beautiful old building and add sympathetic aspects to create a delightful spa and pool. The SPATA Award celebrates this achievement.”