Bergman Design House is thrilled to unveil its latest project, BXR City, located at 22 Bishopsgate in London. This luxury design studio was co-founded by the dynamic husband-and-wife duo of Marie Soliman and Albin Berglund.
The third site for the capital’s leading fitness destination BXR London, BXR City is located at brand-new development and ‘vertical village’ 22 Bishopsgate and is the highest gym in the City of London. The new site spans 9,000 sq. ft, providing 360-degree views across London and features a members-only gym alongside the pay-to-train Sweat by BXR Bishopsgate studio concept.
With an impressive portfolio of international projects, Bergman Design House has been the trusted design partner of BXR since the fitness brand’s launch in Marylebone in 2017. This includes the pay-to-train concept studio Sweat by BXR in London’s Canary Wharf, Bishops Gate, Marylebone and Doha, Qatar. Therefore, it was only fitting that the duo should bring their magic touch to BXR’s most ambitious project to date.
“At BXR City, we’ve fused the signature aspects of the original Marylebone site with an industrial-chic aesthetic full of unexpected touches,” says Co-Founder Marie Soliman. “We’ve contrasted rough concrete panelling and exposed structures with energising neon lighting and a rich blend of backlit dark-tinted mirrors, bronze and brass trim accents. Meanwhile, the gym floor features suspended architectural light with calculated lux so as not to create any reflection on the high glazed facade of 22 Bishopsgate, to breath-taking effect.”
“Here at Bergman we like to do things differently…”, adds Co-Founder Albin Berglund, “at BXR City, we’ve eschewed the materials usually found at fitness clubs in favour of an altogether more luxurious, sexier look that is elevated in every sense of the word.”
The gym pays homage to BXR’s boxing roots with numerous murals of famous faces like Mohammed Ali and Floyd Mayweather adorning the walls. Backed by two-time heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua, the gym is a must-see for boxing fans.
The boxing training area is next to the gym‘s main attraction, a 6–meter climbing wall. The climbing wall is 125 meters above the ground and has a great view of the city. It is the highest climbing wall in London.
The new gym floor at our members-only facility features top-of-the-line equipment from Technogym, Wattbike, Eleiko, and Hammer Strength. Sweat by BXR Bishopsgate offers studio-based classes led by experienced instructors, including our renowned Versaclimber full-body cardio workouts, Climb to the Beat, and Performance HR. You can also choose from a variety of other class concepts, like our Crossfit-style Strength & Conditioning studio, or our Pilates and Yoga studio—giving you a well-rounded workout experience. And coming soon is a new Strength concept class by Master Trainer Faisal Abdalla.
Also on the horizon for Bergman are a series of new hotel openings including The Other House, a new private residents club launching this month in London’s South Kensington, with a second location in Covent Garden also underway. The Other House will establish a new sector of Residents’ Clubs blurring the lines between hotels, serviced apartments and private rentals.
Bergman Design House is a luxury design studio that specializes in hotel, commercial, residential, and superyacht design. The studio was founded in 2017 by Marie Soliman and Albin Berglund, who have over 25 years of combined experience in the design industry.