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Overview

The project in South Kensington consisted of converting Francis Bacon’s original house, which had then had been transformed into Ronnie Wood's Club, into a Private Member’s Club. 

We carefully dismantled large sections of the internal floor-space and constructed new floors whilst allowing the existing marble staircases to remain in-situ. The building comprises a Sky-lit Gym with fully sprung floor on the 2nd floor, Wellness & Treatment rooms, Mediterranean Restaurant with wood burning copper clad pizza oven, Club Sitting Rooms and Voyager Club with hand painted wallpaper. In the basement, we constructed a salt-water Watsu pool which was filled with Sicilian sea water, steam rooms, Beauty & Barber, changing facilities for the members, as well as a top class catering facility for a team of chefs.

The facilities on the other floors include a Bikram yoga room, private weights and gym spaces as well as treatment rooms. All finishes are exclusive, from the hand-made Italian tiles from Sicily, the plunge pool carved from a solid slab of limestone and cut into quadrants, lava stone shower trays, bespoke Art Deco shower doors, hand polished waxed Tadelakt plaster, Beton Cire polished concrete floors, hand cut fish-scale tiles from Morocco. The light fittings were repurposed antique fittings, and the flooring was reclaimed from train carriages.

In the adjoining Mews building we took the building back to the shell, constructing a new basement above the Kensington Tube line. Then on the ground and first floors we formed a Russian Bathhouse with Hammam, Banya with heated plunge pool and free standing cold plunge baths. The walls are lined with salvaged Montana Oak barn cladding with integral beetle infestation! Wood burning stoves add to the overall effect.


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