Client: YHA Location: Ennerdale, UK
Project Completion: February 2014
Area: 250m² Project Value: 700K
Visualisation: Paul Harrison
The iconic Black Sail Youth Hostel is to become a Green Beacon, an exemplar of sustainable living and tourism. The land Black Sail occupies is undergoing “re-wilding” allowing nature to reclaim some of the surroundings. A refurbishment of the building has been carried out creating a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable operation using photovoltaic panels, solar panels and a wood burning stove. The fixtures and fittings were carefully selected to conserve water, electricity and reduce heat loss. The new single storey, earth sheltered extension provides improved accommodation which has been built back into the building, freeing up floor space.