Leading bespoke joinery company, The Deluxe Group, has completed work on one of London’s most talked-about members club, The Conduit. Located in London’s Mayfair district and co-founded by entrepreneurial philanthropists, Rowan Finnegan, Paul van Zyl and Nicholas Hamilton, The Conduit is focused on social and environmental change, an ethos reflected in work delivered by The Deluxe Group.
As a previously mixed-use site, elements of the building were listed and therefore required special attention. The client’s ethos was also very focused on salvaging as much as possible and using sustainable material throughout the project, such as re-purposing old doors from the site which were not needed and incorporating them into the design as a wall panelling feature. Similarly, The Deluxe Group was able to salvage a significant amount of old copper piping which was refabricated for use in one of the club’s bar areas and also re-used onyx as a feature for the bar tops featured in the basement.
Colm Connolly, Director of The Deluxe Group, said the project’s unique vision created a number of challenges which the team enjoyed finding solutions for:
“The Conduit was a really exciting project to work on due to the very clear ethos the client wanted to deliver throughout the development of this impressive building. The client was committed to salvaging as much of the original materials as possible and incorporating them into beautiful design, so we ensured we were able to build this approach into our initial working drawings as well as being flexible to opportunities to re-use or re-purpose items as they became available to us – but always to a high-end quality and design. Around 60% of material from the old building was able to be re-used in some form which is a milestone achievement for us.”
Spread over eight floors, the newly refurbished building contains a basement speakeasy bar, terrace area, Michelin star kitchen, private office spaces, restaurant, work areas and an extensive library and a verdant events space on the first floor.