Project Description

London Business School, The Fitness Centre

PROJECT | London Business School, The Fitness Centre
SECTOR | Education
SERVICES PROVIDED | Refurbishment & Fit Out
CONSULTANT Sheppard Robson ID, Wheelers, Pivotal

BSPS are pleased to have successfully completed another project for the London Business School, widely considered to be one of the world’s greatest business schools. The School was founded in 1964 under the name of the ‘London Graduate School of Business Studies’, with Dr. Arthur Earle as Dean. In 1970 the School moved to Sussex Place where Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the premises, built by John Nash.

The project involved the refurbishment of the Fitness Centre and included the reconfiguration of the existing fitness studio and the removal of the existing mezzanine, which was reinstalled to incorporate a yoga/pilates area and separate spinning studio, both including feature lighting.

The existing swimming pool was completely re-tiled and new changing room facilities were installed, both male and female, including toilets, wash areas, spin dryers, shower facilities and feature lockers.

Four new treatment rooms were created, including a massage area and barbers room. New feature walling was installed to all of the open areas and client facing facilities.

Mechanical and electrical works consisted of the installation of three mechanical ventilation with heat recovery units serving the spinning studio, treatment rooms and new gymnasium. Low energy LED lighting was also installed with decorative feature lighting to the gymnasium and treatment areas. A bespoke AV system was installed within the spinning studio which allowed for the instructor to have full control of lighting and music via a mobile device app mounted on their spinning bike.

Reconfiguration of the existing swimming pool changing areas meant that existing ventilation services had to be reconfigured to suit. A new fire alarm system was also installed to the three storey basement area which was linked to the overall main building system.

The project proved to be a challenging one due to programme constraints. A 16 week project with a one week lead in to strip out, design and install, proved to be very testing and all efforts were required to handover the project to the client’s satisfaction.