The Coniston Hotel, voted Yorkshire’s “Large Hotel of the Year” by Welcome to Yorkshire in the current White Rose Awards, has today announced the development of a state of the art Spa, which will be opened this Autumn.

The 16,500ft2 development will be located adjacent to the Hotel with peaceful and stunning views over the 24-acre lake and the wider Yorkshire Dales countryside.

Creating at least 35 new jobs for the local market, the new Spa’s facilities will include a 15m swimming pool, thermal suite, gym, dance studio, spa treatments, relaxation and dining areas, and an outdoor spa pool and terrace.

The Coniston Spa will be open to hotel guests and day visitors from the local area, and will offer an exclusive club membership limited to a set number of members.  Memberships will go on sale this spring.

Mark Green of Yorkshire-based Curveline Design and leading spa consultant Nicki Kurran, who has previously worked with Champneys and The Dorchester, are working with the project team to deliver the spa, which is due to open late Autumn 2015.  East Lancashire-based Barnfield Construction has been appointed main contractor to deliver the build, which is officially starting on Monday 19th January, with Yorkshire Bank backing the project.

Michael Bannister, Chairman of The Coniston Hotel, says: “I’m absolutely delighted to be able to make this announcement right at the beginning of the New Year.  It’s going to be an exciting 2015 for all involved in the development of the spa and the hotel, and we’re expecting that before the end of the year we will have created a fantastic new facility for our hotel guests and local residents, and one which will not only create many new jobs but will bring more visitors to this part of the Dales for years to come”.

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