Lucknam Park has been working with students of Bath Spa University to develop designs for an estate map, allowing guests to find the hidden treasures on offer. Set in 500 acres of parkland, we wanted to make it easier for our visitors to discover all of our beautiful walks and rides, as well as the location of our facilities.
When the initial idea for an estate map came about our first port of call was Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University. Professor Taylor thought that the project would be a great idea for the students to get involved in and put us in touch with the appropriate lecturer.
Senior Lecturer of Illustration at Bath School of Art and Design, Tim Vyner, then brought his class of students to the hotel for us to present the brief and allow them time to explore the grounds.
The key elements of the brief were to design an A3 Illustrated Map that guests could use to explore the many features of Lucknam Park. In addition, there was a requirement for an A5 map to be used in the new Guest Directories in every bedroom.
It was really great to experience a live project and to gain knowledge in working with clients, balancing our ideas with the requirements of the map. Soon to be heading into the world of work it was a rewarding opportunity, giving us a better insight into what was to come and the confidence we wouldn’t have had otherwise. With the map on show at our end of year degree exhibition, I was contacted about an art worker position in the brand and design team at English Heritage. On applying for the position, I was offered the job and have since been developing my design skills there and hope to continue with design as a career. Ella is developing her own design business and hopes to continue gaining experience with a variety of creative companies, leading to a future in teaching.
– Susanna Jarman
The students presented their ideas and designs to Claire Randall, Lucknam Park’s Managing Director. All of the students managed to capture the unique qualities of the house, gardens and parkland making it a challenge in choosing the winning design. Several of the students also added some extra ideas that had not been requested including mugs, wrapping paper and cards which may be adopted in the future.
To celebrate the achievements of the students, they were all invited to a private dinner at the hotel prepared by our Michelin Star Chef, Hywel Jones. All of the entries were displayed on boards and the two winners Susanna Jarman and Ella Harriott were announced. After the creation of the estate maps, Susanna and Ella were also asked to design the 2016 Christmas card which was based around their drawings of the main house.
Why not take a look at the maps?
Coming Soon - The Hideaway by Lucknam Park
An exciting new family facility in a cottage conversion in the estate grounds. Exclusively for resident families, this house will include a Games Room, Table Tennis, Table Football, Imaginative Playroom, a Role-Play Room, a Baby Play Room with soft play and foam blocks, Library/Quiet Room and a Techno Space with an interactive floor. This will add to the already comprehensive range of facilities for families and will be a dedicated space for parents and their children to have some extra quality family time.