Client - Shamala Gopal Pasupathy
Architect - Picardi Architects
PQS - Picardi Architects
Contract Type - JCT Minor Works
Programme Period - Twelve Weeks
We also understand the project is due to feature in a forthcoming RIBA magazine.
To take an Edwardian town house in London’s Holland Park, and create a luxury spa and health club, specialising in Far Eastern therapy treatments. The project would include structural works in the basement, allowing the introduction of sauna and steam room facilities. The specialist nature of the interior design also posed a challenge, requiring an eye for detail. The waterfall feature in the lobby required accurate calculations and construction within a millimeter tolerance, in order for the water cascade perfectly down the mirror.
Despite variations to the project, introduced by the client, careful management ensured that the 50 per cent increase in value added just two weeks to the build, allowing the health club to open for business on the originally intended date – critical due to seasonal fluctuations in the client’s business. We also understand the project is due to feature in a forthcoming RIBA magazine.
Converting the upper floors of the building into beauty and treatment rooms, our team also prepared the lower basement level to accept a sauna and steam room, completing the transformation from town house to luxury spa. The nature of the environment necessitated high quality materials and finishes; specialist resources and innovative technologies were used to dress the space to ensure the spa was luxurious in every sense of the word.
During the build, variations to the works were introduced by the client, increasing the value of the project by 50 per cent.