Bluestone Holiday Village
Situated near the town of Narbeth, at the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales, this £110 million, 5 star leisure village is the brain child of local entrepreneur William McNamara. This entire development is spread over two valleys and offers 182 timber frame lodges, cottages and studio apartments along with a variety of leisure facilities including a water park, indoor adventure centre, shops, a pub and fine dining.
Sustainability is the key to the Bluestone design and much focus has been placed on the care and enhancement of the surrounding natural environment. Designed by Powell Dobson Architects, a uniquely modern development was realised that incorporated bright, imaginative structures, yet still remained in keeping with the traditional Pembrokeshire style.
The vast majority of the accommodation lodges were manufactured in timber, however Wetherby were commissioned to provide a visually stunning external render solution for the one/two bedroom cottages and properties located within the ‘village’ area, the sports centre, swimming complex and wine bar.
The result was achieved by firstly mechanically fixing calcium silicate boards to the timber frame structures and applying an alkali resistant reinforcing mesh suspended into a layer of basecoat. Once dry, a coloured primer was applied over the basecoat, followed by a 1.5mm Wetherby Silicone Texture in a myriad of pastel shades which transformed the buildings resulting in bright, yet subtly modern external façades.