Loughton Contracts was appointed by ISG plc, to supply and install the floor coverings for this high-end exclusive lifestyle club, Equinox.
Founded in 1991, Equinox, an American luxury fitness company incorporate the most advanced features in their gym such as a private Pilates studio, a spa, generation room, steam room and sauna.
This project was a renovation of an existing old building with original high ceilings and marble columns so the final finishes needed to compliment these features.
As with a lot of construction projects, there are many obstacles to overcome. The entire programme of works was reduced significantly, giving all the contractors involved an extremely tight schedule within which to deliver nothing less than perfection. The reduction in the overall programme length meant that we had to quickly come up with a revised Plan B and even Plan C to deliver our installs. The team worked days, weekends and nights where required, to ensure each phase progressed and was handed over perfectly and on time.
On jobs of this nature there are on average up to 150 people on site every day with all their associated tools and materials. Inevitably there are a multitude of different trades trying to work around each other and this can potentially lead to clashes. However, thanks to strong working relationships that we’ve developed over many years with a wide variety of construction professionals and firms, we do all we can to coordinate at the logistical planning stage. This facilitates the most sensible flow of work and is even more important when deadlines change, and plans must follow suit.
We supplied and installed Hakwood Timber in areas such as the group fitness area, treatment room, lounge and reception, making the areas practical, versatile and stylish as possible. We also installed BSW Rubber in the Cardio Area, allowing for members to train with as minimal impact on joints as possible.
Dollamur Sports Flooring was also installed on the Ground Floor Stretch Area.