Apartment 58 announces second site


A new outpost for the global members club Apartment 58 is to open in London next month including a nightclub and restaurant.

Inspired by the idea of a designer apartment, the new space will be at the base of the Centre Point tower in the West End, opening during London Fashion Week which runs from February 15 to 19.

Apartment 58, which is aimed at people in the creative industries, first arrived in March 2012 at a site at 58 Poland Street in Soho (pictured).

The new 8,000 sq ft four-storey members’ club at Centre Point will be a space to socialise as well as work, offering exclusive facilities including members-only meeting rooms in the building’s striking original vaults plus a “creative lounge”.

As well as the nightclub for members, there will be a late-license ground-floor restaurant that will be open to the public.

Other club features will include The Convenience Store, a design showroom showcasing 58 unique curated items by art director Andrew Ibi and the team behind design show Designjunction. Members will also have super-fast internet access and technical support provided by Sussed IT and access to tablets and laptops provided by Apartment 58’s partners.

“We were blown away by the response to our first London opening and this move builds on that success, offering our members so much more,” said Alan Grant, co-founder of Apartment 58. “When we were offered this unique site, it really was a no-brainer for us, being at the heart of London’s traditional creative community in Soho.”

The design by Michael Sodeau Partnership in conjunction with Designjunction takes references from the simple and clean interior design of the original Apartment 58 in Poland Street. This will be married with Centre Point’s Grade II listed 1960s interiors designed by Richard Seifert and will be furnished in mid-century design classics.

The launch of the Poland Street club last year was hosted by key members of its advisory committee including designers Nicholas Kirkwood and Asif Khan and gourmet baker Lily Vanilli. It welcomed fashion heavyweights including Louise Gray, Richard Nicoll and Olivier Zahm.

Since then, Apartment 58 popped up at the Designjunction show in London in September and in The Old Vic Tunnels during 2012’s Frieze art fair.

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