Isokinetic Sports Clinic, London W1
Sonnemann Toon Architects transformed an Edwardian town house and 1960s mews building into the first permanent London premises for Isokinetic Medical Group, a leading Italian sports medicine group.
Located on Harley Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair, this state-of-the-art sports injury rehabilitation centre aimed to recreate the bright, spacious therapeutic environments of Isokinetic’s clinics in Italy.
The project involved the demolition of the mews house and a 5 metre excavation of the rear courtyard. This creates four floors of medical consulting, an aqua therapy pool and a multi-tiered gymnasium with both open and private physiotherapy treatment space.
An important feature of the design is the series of visual links between different areas in the highly glazed building. These enable clients to look back through the building to appreciate the progress they have made as well as looking forward to the next stage of rehabilitation that they are working towards.
Winner of UK Property Awards, Public service architecture
Shortlisted in AJ Retrofit Awards, Healthcare category
Shortlisted in SBID International Design Awards 2015, Healthcare design
The Howard de Walden Estate and Isokinetic
I think the ﬂow and atmosphere of the building works beautifully. It is a real testament to the talent and commitment of everyone involved. The Isokinetic London facility really epitomises the company’s core ideals and we are all proud of what has been achieved here. I think it beautifully balances the feeling of a home, which is the classic Harley Street practice feel, with facilities that are very 21st century.