Cafe Royal

London, United Kingdom

Property owner

Cafe Royal

Main contractor

MACE

Architect

David Chipperfield

Acoustic consultant

Sandy Brown Acoustic Design

Structural engineer

Details

Spa & Gym 483 m²

Building type

Commercial

Application

Pools & spa

Intervention level

Floor

Thanks to the installation of a CDM-QDECK system, the resulting environment in this Spa is quiet and tranquil allowing customers to be pampered for hours on end.

Cafe Royal has just undergone a complete refurbishment and internal re-build. Part of the new complex is a state-of-the-art Spa and Gym which is located in the basement. Directly next to the hotel is Regent Street, below which runs the Bakerloo underground train line.

Structure-borne noise levels from the trains were far too high to create the relaxing environment required for a top class Spa. The acoustic consultants therefore specified that all of the noise sensitive spaces must be isolated on a CDM-QDECK concrete floating floor system.

Café Royal’s 1,200sqm Wellbeing Centre provides a personal and intimate holistic experience. It has a large lap pool and four different areas, corresponding to the four natural elements: spa/water, gym/fire, yoga/air and organic bar/earth.

The spa offers a variety of Watsu hydro-experiences, a private and communal Hammam and signature Akasha treatments. Moods are enhanced by restorative music, aromas and gentle lighting. The gym has the most advanced fitness equipment, including Kinesis machines. There is a spacious aerobics studio and a private training room. Yoga, Tai-Chi and Pilates are offered in the calming area, with bespoke classes.

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