Members’ club moves up a level


THE firm behind Glasgow private members’ club 29 has taken the venue to another level with the launch of a new events space.

Located on the top floor of the building in Royal Exchange Square, Apartment 29 is Lynnet Leisure’s latest development at the club it launched five and a half years ago.
The firm, which also operates One Up, Karbon and Bread & Butter in neighbouring buildings, worked with NORD Architecture on the £500,000 project to transform the former head office space into a “flexible, sophisticated and contemporary” area for members’ private functions, corporate events and wedding parties.
Designed to resemble a New York-style loft, the 100-capacity, 2500 sq ft area is painted white with a mood lighting system providing an interchangeable coloured ‘wash’ on the walls.
Apartment 29 has its own bar and can be ‘split’ into separate areas using the furniture, which includes a long white gloss table and black chairs, white gloss poseur tables with high black stools, and low-slung black tables with armchairs and sofas upholstered in grey and black pinstripe fabric. The space also has a dressing room.
Michael Robertson, general manager of 29, told SLTN the new space is designed to look completely different to the other areas in the club, which include the Grill Room, Network Bar, Oyster Bar and Supper Club.
“It’s the complete opposite,” he said.
“Apartment 29 has a very contemporary, minimalist feel; it’s all white and we’ve used modern technology to wash the room in colour.
“We wanted it to look very different to give our customers a choice.
“It’s a good use of space; it’s very flexible and can be used for all sorts of events and functions depending on how it’s laid out.”
The launch of Apartment 29 comes after the club recorded a 20% uplift in membership last year to around 2500.
And there are plans to extend the venue further, with a terrace for Apartment 29 and a boutique hotel.
“29 continues to evolve with the recent introduction of the Diamond Studio and the continued development of the rooftop terrace,” added Robertson.
“With Apartment 29 we wanted to enhance the venue further and we’re delighted with the results – not only does it look fantastic, but it has a unique ambience different to any of the other existing spaces in the venue.
“29 welcomes people from all walks of life, which is part of the club’s uniqueness.
“We offer a truly exclusive experience in the concept of private members’ clubs, as well as everything you’d expect in terms of comfort, luxury, service and privacy – the club’s cherished hallmarks.”