Tom Dixon creates spa at Greenwich Peninsula in London

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Renew is the new spa experience floor designed by Tom Dixon at Greenwich Peninsula’s Upper Riverside neighborhood.
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New neighbourhoods are emerging at Greenwich Peninsula, the 150-acre development in south-east London, transforming this part of the British capital into a new vibrant mixed-use district. So, it seems fitting that this kind of pioneering placemaking should feature a key ‘first' among its offerings. ‘Renew’, the new spa space located at No. 2 Upper Riverside, showcases Tom Dixon's interior design debut within a residential context. 

The spa sits on the rooftop of the second of Upper Riverside's five residential buildings – which also feature striking loft-like domestic interiors by Dixon. It includes a pool, steam room, two state-of-the-art gyms and a terrace for exercising, or sitting back to relax, meditate and reflect, while taking in the long views of the London skyline beyond.

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Dixon’s interior contrasts rough and smooth surfaces.

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Dixon drew inspiration from raw and industrial materials, which he masterfully juxtaposed with warm timber and colour accents. Focal points add playfulness and include a passivated metal reception desk created through the chemical process of electroplating. The robust materials hint to British craft and the history of the area with stone and metal present, the latter in features such as blackened steel doors. The pool area features a stepped ceiling that reflects the water's outline and helps create a sense of space.

‘With a growing emphasis on wellness, I wanted to create a space that would enhance residents’ day to day lifestyle and motivate them to achieve their goals and feel their best', says Dixon. ‘Renew Floor is a relaxed space where residents can meet likeminded people, creating a wellness community within the neighbourhood.' 

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The space is located on the rooftop of No. 2 Upper Riverside, offering long views of London.

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Raw, robust and industrial materials were the starting point for Dixon's design.

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Renew features a pool, steam room, two state of the art gymnasiums and a terrace.

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This is Dixon's first foray into designing for a residential context.

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For more information visit the Tom Dixon website

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).