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Design & deliver a blueprint for an elite spa masterplan
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) is one of Europe's leading health, sport and leisure brands, with more than 660,000 members and 123 clubs (100 in the UK, including 3 Harbour Clubs, and a further 23 across Europe).
In 2014, DLL launched a tech and design-driven club transformation program, which invests in new, innovative and exciting facilities for its members and ensures its portfolio of clubs evolve to inspire and engage its members and that DLL is positioned as one of the industry's leading health, spa and fitness club brands.
We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with DLL and its innovation team, and have delivered many of the club transformations and new developments. We were especially delighted to collaborate on developing the elite spa concept into a blueprint and delivered the first elite spa facility of its kind in the world.
We continue to roll-out the blueprint across DLL's portfolio and are proud to partner with DLL on their club transformation program.
Right from the outset, we felt an immense responsibility to develop the luxurious super-spa concept into designs and a physical space that would offer an immersive journey for the senses and have an uplifting impact on DLL's club membership.
Scope of works
At the heart of the new investment is the luxurious super-spa. The area features hydro pools; saunas including a Finnish and a Himalayan salt sauna; ice cave; crystal and citrus steam rooms; feature showers; a plunge pool; heated beds and deep relaxation rooms.
Outside, the spa garden with bar, lounge and meditation space is the ideal spot for outdoor relaxation with an outdoor hydro pool and fire pit. A new outdoor pool and sun terrace plus kids play area complement the indoor pool facilities and offer a family-friendly environment.
The existing gym facilities, locker rooms and wet areas were upgraded and a new Blaze studio created.
The reception block received an exterior cladding upgrade along with new landscaping.
Site access was heavily restricted. Groundworks efficiencies, logistics, and strong operational management was essential to maintaining productivity and the schedule
Constructing bespoke alternating hot and cold capsule spaces without compromise to the thermal / atmospheric performance of each capsule required detailed simulations, technical specifications and precise schematics to deliver the optimum spatial and environmental configuration
The club remained fully operational throughout; with upgrades to existing facilities staged to minimise disruption