Rothgen launches funding round for eco-venue in Doncaster


Rothgen Capital UK have launched a new funding round for the Tyram Lakes Hotel, Spa and Resort in Hatfield, near Doncaster.

It will use the latest cutting edge ecological and eco-friendly innovations as inherent parts of its designs and is the first of its kind, thus of particular interest to energy focussed investors.

The venue is set in the heart of the Humberside Peatlands, Hatfield Moor and the National Nature Reserve in South Yorkshire. Plans are already approved for 325 luxury eco-lodges around 65 acres of lakes next to 100 acres of natural woodlands.

Some of the lodges will be floating structures, and the remaining 200 will be set amid the woodlands. Sitting at the heart of the resort is a boutique hotel designed by Den Architecture in association with Baca Architects, specialists in eco-friendly and amphibious projects. It will feature 104 rooms, conference and meeting facilities, a fine dining restaurant with lakeside views, and indoor pool, leisure club, spa, gymnasium, and a picturesque wedding and party venue.

The application to build the green resort was approved by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council in December 2016, starting with the first phase of 50 timber-built eco-lodges

Rothgen MD Daulton Byfield said: “The Tyram Lakes Hotel, Spa & Resort will be the first of its type in the UK. We are planning to invest £25m to create a first class eco holiday village where visitors can relax amongst nature and enjoy a quiet break from hectic modern life.”

Baca Associate Andrew Scrace said: “The scale and ambitious nature of the plans will ensure the resort is one the most luxurious, fun and relaxing holiday destinations in Europe. This green development will be as sustainable as it’s currently possible to build, and be exemplary case study for other developers.”

Geyser Thermal Energy was tasked with the design for the heating and hot water system for The Tyram Lakes Resort which focuses on energy efficiency and sustainability. At inception, the site had very limited electrical and water supplies and no gas supply, and it was crucial that the system would not have a negative impact on the local ecology.
GTE devised an innovative approach of using the main lake as a heat source for the lodges, coupled with non-chemical water filtration processes that further reduced energy consumption and the need for chemicals.