Project Description

Waterloo Gym

Location: Waterloo, London
Year: 2006
Client: Soho Gyms
Value: £0.7m

The final of our five projects for Soho Gyms in 2006, this gym occupies a dramatic space within a series of 19th century railways arches at Waterloo Station. We chose to make the most of the raw industrial texture of the brick vaults leaving them exposed and creating a gym that works with the space. In recent years the gym has become famous as the preferred training venue for BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing celebrity contestants.

we designed centrally placed showers enclosed by elegant glass cubes and capped by stretched membrane canopies; they contrast dramatically with the curving forms and raw industrial textures of the brick vaults.

Waterloo Gym features in our publication 25 Projects, celebrating our first 25 years of practice from 1992 to 2017. Find out more and read the book on our website here.

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