ARC Architecture were commissioned by the FJB Hotel Group and Fortitudio ltd. to design three re-development schemes for the Haven, Sandbanks & Harbour Heights Hotel sites on Sandbanks. The three existing hotels have been unsympathetically extended over the years and appear tired and in need of modernisation.
The Harbour Heights site benefits from an elevated position on Haven Road and panoramic sea views towards Brownsea Island.
Our design approach moves away from the stark white pebbledash façade of the existing hotel and utilises natural clay Roman style bricks, giving a muted appearance to the building and grounding it within the sylvan setting.
The scheme includes 38 hotel suites, a ground floor restaurant of over 300sq.ft and a upper-floor restaurant, bar and roof terrace with far reaching views across Poole Harbour.