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Stobo Health Spa, Scotland
Castle Health Spa Peeblesshire, Scottish Borders, Southern Scotland
Stobo Castle Spa
Contact: 01721 725300
Stobo Castle Health Spa
Cosmo information : A work of art and – architecture
Scotland’s renowned health spa, Stobo Castle Health Spa has recently undergone a multi-million pound modernisation programme which includes the recent luxurious £5m extension, making it a superb example of Scottish baronial architecture at its best.
Located near Peebles in the tranquil Borders area of Scotland, ‘A’ listed Stobo Castle was built in 1811 under supervision by well known architects Archibald and James Elliot. It is a favourite retreat for celebrities and discerning spa enthusiasts who enjoy relaxation and pampering. The Spa now boasts a comprehensive range of five star treatments.
Great works of architecture must be aesthetically pleasing and also practical both internally and externally and Stobo Castle Health Spa is no exception. Cosmo Ceramics have supplied the tiles which have been used extensively throughout Stobo Castle Health Spa to enhance the grand yet contemporary look.
The total investment of ceramic, porcelain and glass tiles at Stobo Castle Spa has amounted to £100k. Tiles used are almost exclusively brick bond which measure 600 x 300mm, smaller glass wall mosaics measuring 20 x 20mm have been used throughout the extension in complementary shades to create a light and airy luxurious feel.
A variety of tiles have been used within different areas of Stobo Castle Health Spa which include Tagina floor tiles in earthy shades in the courtyard, Globe floor tiles in Conneticut stone in the juice bar and Iris floor tiles in Rosa Portagallo within the spa.
Stobo Castle Spa
Cosmo Ceramics’ architectural division director, John Armit explains:
‘Cosmo Ceramics initially became involved with the construction of the original pool at Stobo Castle Health Spa, and we have maintained a strong, close relationship as we believe in providing a hands on after care service for our clients.
‘The Stobo Castle Spa project required low maintenance, practical but highly aesthetically pleasing tiles. Iris Marmi i Graniti, slip resistant floor tiles have been used throughout the spa in all the changing areas, pool surrounds and treatment rooms as well as in the hairdressers and nail bar. The result is a glorious but safe environment where guests can enjoy the legendary pampering. Tiles used within the spa area are all fully vitrified porcelain, which are complemented by Bisazza, glass wall mosaics in restful shades of aubergine and grape.
‘Colour schemes for the rooms and tiles were chosen after careful consideration. Although the interior of Stobo Castle Health Spa was to be modernised it was still vital to maintain the 18th century ambience. Rosa Portagallo floor tiles, which have an antique finish have been used throughout the treatment areas to produce a calming, natural look and feel while the palette of aubergine and grape coloured mosaics within the pool areas create a clean modern look.’
The 2,000 sqm Stobo Castle extension includes the showpiece 25 metre, Ozone treated pool, the only one of its kind in Scotland, which reduces chemical usage causing no irritation to skin or eyes.
Ron Cameron, the Stobo Castle Health Spa project consultant architect said:
‘I have an established professional relationship with Cosmo Ceramics and I knew that they would deliver an efficient, reliable service for Stobo Castle. The client and I went to Italy with John Armit and Rodolfo Benacci, Chairman of Cosmo Ceramics, to review all the new products and styles of tiles and mosaics on offer. Following the visit to Italy we made a selection of tiles for Stobo Castle Spa with Cosmo Ceramics to meet our requirements.
‘Cosmo Ceramics kept me fully up to date with the latest product information that may be used in the project, made recommendations and provided technical advice when necessary.’
Cosmo Ceramics: 515 Lawmoor St, Glasgow + 22 Brougham St, Greenock.
Stobo Castle Health Spa – information 14 Jun 2004
For further info contact:
Stobo Castle, Stobo, Peeblesshire, EH45 8NY, Scotland – +44 (0)1721 725300
Background to Stobo Castle
Stobo Castle 1805-11 was designed in the Scottish Baronial style by architects Archibald and James Elliot. Stobo Castle has received a multi-million pound modernisation and includes Japanese Water Gardens.
David Narro PR:
Stobo Castle, Peeblesshire
Client: Stobo Castle Health Spa
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