White Point Beach Resort Main Lodge Replacement
On November 12, 2011, White Point Beach Resort’s Main Lodge was totally destroyed by fire. It was essential for the owners of the resort that the replacement lodge pay homage to the original lodge yet be modernized and made more sustainable and designed and constructed quickly to ensure the continuity of the resort. The new 12,800 square foot lodge will be sustainably constructed using local, natural materials, such as wood and stone. With modern windows, insulation and efficient mechanical and electrical systems, the new lodge will have a smaller ecological footprint, using much less water and energy than the old building.
The building’s internal features provide all the amenities of the original, and more. On the main level, guests will be welcomed into a reception area with soaring ceilings and stunning views of the ocean. Everyone will be drawn to the Lodge’s new heart: the warmth of twin wood burning, stone fireplaces surrounded with comfortable seating for relaxing.
The upper level includes a lounge, 3,000 square foot divisible meeting and convention room with a wood burning fireplace and a 3,000 square foot dining room also with a fireplace, both served by a new, modern commercial kitchen. The lower level will feature an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna, fitness centre, games room and “kids’ zone”. Spaces also include a spa and two barrier-free guest rooms. The roof of the building is framed with timber trusses while the upper floor is framed with structural steel beams and columns and precast concrete over the swimming pool area to ensure a durable non corroding structure.