Close House Golf Clubhouse

Location Northumberland, United Kingdom
Services Civil, structural and geotechnical engineering
Sector Lifestyle 
Client Close House Hotel
Architect _space
Imagery © Kristen McCluskie

Gordon Reid

T +44 (0)191 213 1515

A new golf clubhouse within the historic landscape grounds of Close House, a 17th Century Grade II listed manor house.  The contemporary clubhouse provides members and visitors with facilities including a pro-shop, ladies and gentleman’s locker rooms, a member’s club storage room, a bar/restaurant and a private function room for up to 150 people.

Challenges of this project included site complexities such as a sloping site, protected trees and planning conditions affected by the proximity to a listed building produced a wide range of design constraints. Working closely with the architect, various building materials were put forward. An innovative steel braced frame was chosen which not only allowed the architect flexibility within the internal space but also the most cost effective frame in terms of material cost and program producing a high standard of accommodation for a cost effective price.