Spa at St Edmund’s Terrace

Location 50 St Edmund’s Terrace, London NW8

Status Completed 2015


This private spa serves the residents of 50 St Edmund’s Terrace, and is designed as a calm underground space which continues the natural material palette established in the reception and circulation areas.  Comprising a 20 metre swimming pool, gymnasium, changing, steam and treatment rooms, the spa also offers seating areas for quiet contemplation.


In the pool area, a glazed rooflight draws natural light from the garden mews through a slim aperture to create dramatic light patterns across the textured Pietra del Mar stone walls, and offers views upward through the landscaped gardens to the sky.  The pool and enclosing floor areas are clad in a richly veined Broughton Moor slate; variations of green and grey connecting with the Primrose Hill setting.  To one side of the pool are seating areas positioned in reflective opaque glazed niches offering relaxation space for spa users, and a bespoke timber recess provides a place for towels and robes.


A fully glazed gymnasium is orientated to enjoy views across the reflective water surface towards the rooflight.  Changing rooms and a treatment room share the palette of rich green/grey slate on walls and floors, with smoked larch bespoke joinery used for lockers and shelving.


Client CIT Real Estate Partners Ltd

Contractor Mace

Quantity Surveyor EC Harris

Services Long and Partners

Structure Fluid Structures