Situated in Fulham, West London, The Hurlingham Club is a private members club with 13,000 members. Set within 42 acres of land adjacent to the Thames and Hurlingham Park, the Club has a unique setting and as such is designated as a Nature Conservation Area and falls within the Thames Policy Area.
In September 2015 Theis + Khan was invited to take part in a limited competition to design the new West Wing of the Hurlingham Club and went on to win the competition. Since then the design has developed through careful collaboration with the client groups and members to develop a scheme that will provide unique facilities many years to come.
The existing West wing was formerly a stable yard partially enclosed by the Lutyens’ wall that formed the new Horseshoe entrance courtyard. Since the early twentieth century it has become an accretion of buildings constructed in response to immediate need rather than as part of an overall vision for the Hurlingham Club estate.
Our design approach seeks to ensure that the new design is appropriate, functional and beautiful, sitting coherently within the overall composition of the Club buildings. Careful visual analysis has been made of the composition of the existing building elevations, materials, textures and form to see where these can be referenced and assimilated. The West wing is part of the Hurlingham Club traditional country house composition and as a garden wing is subbordinate to the main Club house. The project approach follows the traditional architectural history of many British country houses that were developed over many years evolving into larger more complex houses as the needs of the owners changed and evolved while retaining their central essence.
The project is currently being developed with a view to submit a Full planning application later in 2017.