Battersea Circus West Spa & Gym, SW8 London , UK
The new 1000m2 luxury gym and spa is located on the Battersea Power Station site and sits below the first phase of the wider development, Circus West. The project includes a swimming pool, gym, treatment rooms, wellness suites as well as a relaxation area.
The concept for the design envisages the large 20m-long, three-lane swimming pool as the sparkling ‘jewel’ at the heart of the project, with a range of spaces nestled around this. Different zones within the gym have been carefully configured to promote a feeling of openness, with vistas through the spaces helping orientate guests, whilst making the most of the natural light. In the circulation areas that are more confined, lighting installations have been used to animate these spaces and improve orientation.
On entering the space, a palette of ceramic stone and timber creates a feeling of quality, with a three treatment rooms positioned close by the entrance. The same palette flows through to the poolside area, which guests enter through a rain room. Brass accents, which reference the building above, and a large slatted timber ceiling lend further warmth to the space.
On the other side of the pool is the relaxation area – a calm and versatile space flooded with natural light – which sits next to the steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. This can be used by guests for anything from a quiet space for reading to hosting events.
The gym suite is different in character and celebrates the industrial feel of the wider Battersea development, with exposed servicing and concrete. The facilities include a 40-person gym, a yoga studio and rooms for personal training.
- Battersea Power Station Development Company
- 1,000 m2