ISG has commenced work on an £11.5 million project to create a luxury private members’ club in two historic Grade II Listed buildings in Devonshire Square in the City of London. The company is building a solid reputation in this niche sector after recently securing a scheme to convert the former West End branch of Hambros Bank into an exclusive private members’ wine club – ‘67 Pall Mall’.
Work to redevelop the 18th Century former East India Company warehouse and adjacent residential building in the Devonshire Square Estate, between Bishopsgate and Aldgate, sees ISG deliver a 58,000 sq ft, full-service luxury lifestyle club for private members. SUSD is developer and architect for the project with Brian Clivaz, interiors by renowned specialist March & White and cost consultant is EC Harris.
The high-specification fit out includes the creation of a club lounge, bar areas, brasserie garden room and impressive dining facilities. The club will also boast a library, screening room, private meeting and dining rooms, gymnasium and spa and 68 sumptuously appointed bedrooms for overnight accommodation.
The first phase of the project will involve the sensitive strip out and modification of the six-storey warehouse, previously used as commercial office space, and residential accommodation in the three-storey townhouse. The internal layout will be reconfigured to optimise space, with structural alterations undertaken to enable ISG to form new lift cores and service risers within both buildings.
A new glazed bridge will link the two buildings and ISG will build a circa 1,000 sq ft winter garden extension to the rear of the six-storey townhouse, providing an elegant space for members to relax throughout the year. The interior design and specification for London’s newest members’ club reflects the demands of its exclusive clientele, with high-end materials, fixtures and fittings sourced from across the globe to exacting standards. Bespoke design finishes include the installation of hardwood parquet flooring, stone, marble and hand-painted Italian tiles.
Peter Kilby, divisional managing director for ISG’s Hotels and Hospitality division, said: “This project strikes the perfect balance of introducing contemporary and sensitively designed elements to the historic architecture of Devonshire Square, creating an exclusive private members’ club that will prove a real asset to the area. Realising the vision for this technically complex and demanding project sees us once again drawing on our historic building expertise and high-end delivery credentials to ensure a successful outcome.”