London’s iconic premium health and fitness club, Harbour Club Chelsea, has undergone an extensive refurbishment including a custom floor and wall tile specification from Parkside. Incorporating the reception area, changing rooms and shower areas; Parkside has used its versatility to deliver a mixture of looks across more than 2,000 sq. metres of space.
Throughout the reception, a marble-look ceramic tile in a combination of matt and polished finishes has been used to striking effect, setting the scene for members stepping into the luxurious, state-of-the-art health and fitness club. Along the walls of corridors, Parkside sourced a sleek large-format porcelain tile in an off-white matt finish.
To provide a sense of flow, architect Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson has continued the same off-white tile onto the changing room walls, before moving to a high-impact grand marble-effect wall tile in the shower area. Within the female changing rooms, the light veined marble look has been complemented with a pearl floor tile that has excellent slip-resistant properties. For the male changing rooms, and to harmonise with the dark veined marble wall tiles, the same porcelain tile has been chosen in a tobacco colourway, providing a safe and durable surface underfoot.
Despite the numerous finishes from different manufacturers chosen for Harbour Club Chelsea’s luxury interior, Parkside was able to manage every aspect of the tile specification process. From presenting viable options with the performance required for the busy health and fitness venue, to their sourcing and timely delivery to site; Parkside has underlined its ability to work with architects and designers to develop unique solutions to the challenges of their project.
Andy Habbick, Architectural Consultancy Manager, Parkside, said: “Projects such as these are always great fun as they let us explore the extraordinary depth of ceramic and porcelain finishes available today, working really closely with designers to develop a specification that is without compromise. Our ability to work with the world’s most dynamic manufacturers to find just the right products, as well as deliver clients the reliable and timely service they need, makes it a really rewarding collaborative exercise.”
The tiles were expertly installed by contractor DDI Projects, a specialist retail and leisure fit-out and construction company.