Gymnasium Annexe : Roehampton, SW15
Built in the garden of a sizeable house in Roehampton, close to Richmond Park this new garden annexe is a building with a difference.
‘Garden rooms’ are all the rage these days, and people are building them to provide themselves with additional accommodation, for many and varied usages. This one which we have just completed is a spectacular leisure facility for the family who live in the house. It comprises a gymnasium, a steam room, sauna, whirlpool spa, changing rooms and an area for relaxing after a good work-out.
The steel framed zinc clad structure is 1000 square feet and has been built to the highest possible specification, including a fully automated audio-visual and lighting system with all components activated by an i-pad. It is a sophisticated building with a sleek minimalist façade. Far from dominating the garden, it harmonises successfully with the landscaping and makes a valuable contribution to the property as a whole.