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Rathbone Square


Great Portland Estates



Project Details:

Residents' 18m x 4m pool, sauna & steam

Our Role:

Specialist advice to aid design development of the poolside facilities and provide pool water treatment & heat experience cabin specifications and drawing packages for tendering. Construction phase services were provided to assist and support the principal contractor and the appointed subcontractors to achieve the high standards specified for installation and commissioning.

Design Team

Project Manager:

Buro Four Project Services Ltd


Make Architects

Main Contractor:

Lend Lease UK

Quantity Surveyor:


Structural Engineer:


M & E Engineers:

Hilson Moran

Pool/Spa Consultant:


High end multi use development in the centre of London

At Rathbone Square in London, the level deck lap pool and poolside thermal cabins are located at basement level and natural lighting is provided with a glass enclosed pocket and feature planting.  The sauna is crafted with Hemlock FSC timber panelling to walls and ceiling, with Ayous FSC timber multi-tier benches.  Floor finishes are continuous with the pool surround.  The heat source is an under bench type and ambient lighting is provided by hidden linear LEDs under the benches and a linear ceiling niche.  The steam room’s Corian cantilevered single tier bench seating in white enhances the clean minimalist layout.