Although a temporary pool house existed on the site, it was of poor quality and design, a simple 'perspex tunnel' providing no privacy or conveniences. The replacement structure was to be more permanent in nature, providing not only an enclosure for the pool itself, but also the associated activities, such as changing areas, pump rooms etc.
Taking advantage of the steeply sloping site, the design also afforded the inclusion of a home gym to the rear, with large expanses of glazing & bifold windows affording views over the woods beyond. A large lantern rooflight lets in plenty of natural light, and creates a bright and airy feel to the space.
Below, built into the site itself, is a bar & entertaining space, incorporating a pool table. A graffiti artist has been employed to create a striking mural, based upon the characters from Marvel Comics.
Despite its multitude of uses, the building remains discrete, presenting a modest, timber clad building when viewed from the main property—its more striking, two storey element only visible from the bottom of the garden.