One Kensington Gardens

We have completed work on one of London’s most exclusive residential developments.

Located opposite Kensington Palace Gardens in London, One Kensington Gardens is a collection of 97 luxury apartments designed by David Chipperfield Architects and delivered by Sir Robert McAlpine for the client De Vere Estates.

In addition to 24-hour concierge and valet parking, the development includes an indoor swimming pool, a private health and fitness centre, spa and treatment rooms.

We worked with Andrew Hapgood, lead architect at David Chipperfield Architects, to design a highly bespoke sauna and steam room for the scheme. Quality of design and attention to detail were absolutely critical for this lavish development. The sauna is constructed in lime and obeche and features a distinctive ‘corrugated’ interior detail which echoes the exterior wall finishes, and features a bespoke bench profile and marble skirting. The steam room is clad in marble with a rendered painted ceiling and LED uplighters.

We have been involved in the project since 2013. The level of detail involved in the bespoke sauna and steam required several meetings on site as well as a visit from the contractor and architects to inspect work at our factory.

“Whilst the project only included a sauna and steam room, this is most certainly the most technically demanding sauna design ever undertaken by Dalesauna. The minute attention to detail demanded by David Chipperfield was sometimes frustrating, but well worth the end result,” says Gerard McCarthy, sales director at DaleSauna.