The club is being developed within the 18th Century former East India Company warehouse and adjacent residential building in the Devonshire Square Estate, between Bishopsgate and Aldgate.
ISG will deliver a 58,000 sq ft facility described as “full-service luxury lifestyle club for private members”. It will have a library, meeting and dining rooms, gymnasium and 68 bedrooms for overnight accommodation.
Developer and architect for the project is SUSD and cost consultant is EC Harris.
The first phase of the project will involve the strip out and modification of the six-storey warehouse, previously used for commercial offices, 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 1,000 sq ft winter garden extension to the rear of the six-storey townhouse.
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.”
ISG said that it was building a 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’.