Luxe Fitness Boutique Gym

Design storey were commissioned by Luxe fitness to provide architectural services for the conversion of a Grade II Listed former library building into a gym.


Conservation and Regeneration Award - Winner

Constructing Excellence South West 2020

Heritage - Shortlisted 

RICS Social Impact Awards South West 2019

Leisure & Tourism - Shortlisted 

RICS Social Impact Awards South West 2019

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The scheme involved a ‘light touch renovation’ of the existing listed building fabric and the creation of additional floor space through the careful insertion of new, lightweight mezzanine structures. Spaces, that had previously been sub-divided as part of earlier renovations have been opened up to increase the legibility of the original library building. Edwardian features, such as the original maple flooring hidden by later works, have been exposed as part of the renovation. The new interventions are industrial in character, contrasting with the existing building, and articulating the new from the existing.