The view of Devonshire Club from Devonshire Square.
SUSD is working in partnership with Brian Clivaz to develop a private members club providing a full service luxury lifestyle club including a mix of uses such as a club lounge, bars, brasserie garden room, winter garden, dining rooms, library / screening room, members rooms, gym/spa facilities, and overnight hotel accommodation.
Brian Clivaz, as the founder of Home House club on Portman Square and Chief Executive of the Dover Street Arts Club, is London’s most successful patron of new private members’ clubs. See our brief history of London Member Clubs.
The site is located in the heart of the City of London, traditionally considered the financial hub of the country, which has gone through a dramatic transformation over the last 5 years. The area has become significant for new employment, particularly for the TMT sector and has begun to link with Shoreditch and the creative industries within East London.
The Blackstone Group acquired Devonshire Square Estate three years ago and are one of the largest landowners in the area. Blackstone’s vision is to rejuvenate and diversify the Estate, to create an attractive destination to work, shop and spend leisure time, integrating the area into the fabric of the city.
Having undertaken a programme of pre-application public consultation on the proposed development, specific to the requirements of the City of London Corporation, SUSD have recently achieved full planning approval for the change of use for the development and will convert 4 & 5 Devonshire Square into a 58,000sqft, 70 bed hotel and private members club.
Both buildings are Grade II listed and SUSD worked closely with Kenneth Powell to insure the design proposals were welcomed by the City of London’s historic buildings team.
With works underway, completion is due summer 2016.