The Cumberland Hotel


Hotel Awning Installation in Bournemouth

The Brief

The Cumberland Hotel is one of the finest art deco hotels in the country and is positioned on Bournemouth’s East Cliff overlooking miles of golden sandy beaches. As one of Europe’s only remaining purpose built art deco hotels, the management team wanted to introduce a continental-style alfresco dining facility for its clientele as part of a £2.5 million refurbishment programme.

Having heard of our sterling reputation in the local area, the hotel contacted the team at Broadview for advice and product suggestions moving forward, which we were happy to oblige.

The Broadview Solution

Following a consultation with The Cumberland Hotel, Broadview established that the installation of a series of innovative awning systems, consisting of one large terrace framed awning and four folding arm electric awnings, would create the ultimate outdoor dining facility. Manufacture and installation of the new awnings was completed within six weeks.

We designed and installed a bespoke 11 metre by 5 metre Sunrain terrace framed awning system and four 4.5 metre by 3 metre folding arm B28 electric awnings and positioned them on the patio area overlooking the pool.

Built with a robust aluminium powder-coated framework, the Broadview Sunrain awning is fully retractable and easily activated by the latest remote-control technology to ensure complete ease of use for staff.
The wireless remote control is delivered using Radio Technology Somfy (RTS), which has a radio transmission range of 200 metres in an open space or 20 metres through two concrete walls. 

The remote stops the awning at any position up to its full projection. The B28 awnings are also made of corrosion resistant aluminium and fully retract to fit flush against the hotel wall. The fabrics used are durable, strong and virtually maintenance free, providing years of service fade and rot free.

We can help you transform the look and feel of your hotel’s outdoor space with bespoke shading products designed bespoke to your brand. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.

The Result

The Cumberland Hotel is delighted with the sophisticated monochrome finish of their new awnings, as they add to the art deco design of the hotel. With space for up to 200 customers, the new outdoor dining area offers an extensive facility that can be enjoyed even during a passing shower or the hottest summer days.

Al fresco dining is becoming increasingly popular, especially in locations with fabulous views and pool settings, something which the Cumberland Hotels offers, so excellent results in terms of increased guest use is expected.

As part of delivering an all-round service, we also have the option of integrated outdoor heaters and LED lighting as part of our awning installations, so your hotel can make the most of your new awnings both day and night. Contact our team today for more information.


“As part of our refurbishment programme, we wanted to create a chic and sophisticated external surrounding for our guests to enjoy excellent service and high quality food. Broadview’s custom-made awnings complement the hotel to provide a perfect location for our guests to enjoy al fresco dining, protecting them from the sun’s heat and glare. This outdoor area also provides us with the ability to cater for people who wish to smoke. Broadview’s high quality awning design combined with ease of use brings a whole new dimension to outdoor living.”

Kevin Wood – Director at The Cumberland

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