(The Devonshire Club Reception)
The Devonshire Club is a private members club located in London. The club is very spacious and the club building comprises of an 18th Century former East India Company warehouse and a large Georgian townhouse. The main building is home to the principal rooms of the Devonshire Club and has its own boutique hotel consisting of 68 bedrooms and suites. Spread over 5 floors, at the heart of the club is a stunning 120 seat brasserie with a very large marbled seafood counter. The Champagne bar leads into a wonderful Garden Room, so the club has its very own secret garden. On the first floor there is the Library, the elegant Causerie, drawing room and a Cocktail Bar. There are also four private meeting/dining rooms. The building is also home to a well-equipped gym, weights room and yoga studio.
(The Devonshire Club Library Bar)
“Set across two floors, the main member spaces of the Club lend themselves perfectly to be enjoyed for both work and leisure. Containing three large, comfortable bars, each with their own style and character; two unashamedly luxurious lounges; the Brasserie serving delicious, seasonal delights throughout the day; a beautiful garden room that opens out onto a spacious oasis of garden; a sumptuous first floor outdoor terrace; as well as four private event rooms – the Club offers members endless opportunities for both pleasure and business.”
(The Devonshire Club)
(The Devonshire Club Garden Room)
There is a curated cultural programme of events and entertainment which is designed to inform, inspire, and delight and offers exclusive access to an array of world-class performers, speakers, specialists and creatives from around the world. Therefore, the club really is an elegant addition to London life.
(The Devonshire Club Cocktail Bar Lighting)
“The Club was conceived and developed by SUSD, creative real estate consultancy, headed by Co-Club Founder, Harry Harris. They worked with interior designers, March & White, and had both function and comfort, firmly in mind. With the provision of certain essential amenities – such as super high-speed Wi-Fi throughout – being complimented by intriguing artwork and elegant furnishings, members are able to seamlessly transition between work and play, confident that their every need will be met.”
(The Devonshire Club)
(The Devonshire Club Hotel Room)
There will be two follow up posts that will show some of the spaces in more detail – the champagne bar and the brasserie.
Why I looked at the Devonshire Club as a potential Precedent for my FMP?
Programme – Although I am designing a co-working business and hospitality hub and the Devonshire Club is a private members club, there is a similar theme to the programme that I am aiming for within my design – combining business with leisure. The Devonshire has spaces where members can work, restaurants, bars, leisure facilities such as a gym, boutique hotel and meeting rooms. This is the sort of programme that I would like to develop within my design, obviously on a much smaller scale.
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