BURLINGTON STONE ADORNS LUXURY SPA AT THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE
The health club and spa of one of London’s most prestigious new build private residential developments – The Knightsbridge – is adorned with Burlington’s luxurious Elterwater stone.
Boasting an open-plan gymnasium, jacuzzi, swimming pool and treatment rooms, and with views across lawned gardens and outside pools, the health spa is a haven of luxury and indulgence. And it is here that approximately 360sqm of Burlington’s pale green and strikingly veined Elterwater stone provides a stunning finish to the walls of the swimming pool, spa pools, changing and treatment rooms.
Specified by leading London-based architects, Squire & Partners, the Burlington stone is laid in 400 width bands with random lengths. With a honed texture for a smooth, even and opulent finish, it perfectly complements a variety of other materials used throughout the complex. These include the bronze-tiled walls of the open plan reception and gymnasium area, the straight grain mahogany joinery found in the changing and treatment rooms, and the polished limestone flooring used throughout these areas.
Commenting on the specification of Burlington stone for this project, Architect, David Enns, said: “What initially struck us was the inherent natural beauty of this richly veined green stone. When exposed to water, the deepness of the colours and patterning are particularly accentuated. We chose to use Elterwater throughout the health club areas as it met the technical requirements of a stone to be used in wet areas and it worked very well with the rest of the materials palette, adding a dynamic richness to a calm, muted background. The stone exudes an air of luxury which fits well with the personality of this development.”
Burlington Slate’s Managing Director, Malcolm Hatch, comments: “We are delighted to be associated with The Knightsbridge. In addition to the stone’s obvious natural beauty, its durability and technical properties serve to align it to the health club and spa environment where functionality and low maintenance are key issues. Not only is there no colour fading with our natural stone, but it can also withstand the rigours of normal cleaning and, more importantly for spa areas, it is resistant to water damage.”
Featuring 201 private apartments ranging from studios, to seven bedroom apartments and penthouses, The Knightsbridge development occupies one of the finest sites in London close to fashionable Knightsbridge, Harrods and Hyde Park. A confident and expansive example of contemporary design, the six storey building is set around a central shared garden and is designed to attract the top end of London’s residential market. It sets a new standard for luxury living.