Clifford Devlin were appointed to undertake the enabling works for the £16 million restoration the historic Turkish Baths and public laundry located in Central London.
The 18-month programme included renovation of the main pool while retaining its historic length of 32m, installing a new teaching pool with moveable floor and creating a new, larger gym, and two new exercise studios.
The works were carried out in two phases. The initial phase involved the strip-out of all non-load bearing structures including the learner pool and opening up of the internal structure for investigative purposes.
Phase two involved the installation of extensive temporary works to support the structure and its heritage roof during the structural demolition of floor slabs and retaining walls to reconfigure the buildings internal structure.