St Michael’s plans approved

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Plans for the new St Michael’s Spa Resort in Falmouth have been approved by Cornwall Council.

The £30 million scheme will see the creation of more than 90 new jobs and safeguard a further 115, making it the largest investment in tourism-related infrastructure in Cornwall for over a decade.

Nigel Carpenter, proprietor of St Michaels Hotel & Spa, said: “I am very grateful to everyone for the overwhelming support we have received for this scheme.

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“Falmouth really got behind it, in particular, which just shows what a positive, forward looking community we have here. Constructive criticism and suggested improvements have been welcomed throughout the whole process and, whilst, the integrity of the scheme remains, there have been many modifications.

“For example, comments from the Civic Society led us to improve the roof shape on The Liner Building; residents in Stracey Road wanted to see more traditional architecture for the Cottage apartments which we adopted.”

The vision for the whole resort is anchored around a major investment in new spa, health and wellness facilities across the site, and a major upgrading of the facilities.

St Michaels Spa will become dedicated to treatments and relaxation with seven new treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pools, new steam and sauna cabins; relaxation areas in an extended pool conservatory, spa gardens, spa café etc.

St Michaels Health Club will relocate to an extended and expanded facility created from major development and expansion of the former Falmouth Beach Club. There will be two gyms, two fitness studios, the large 16m pool, plus an array of other facilities.

The new resort will be reached from a new entrance opposite Gyllyngvase Beach. The new St Michaels Hotel will have a new reception and arrival lounge; a new function suite for up to 250 people; around 90 bedrooms and suites.