Adelphi's original Denton Corker Marshall design was considered groundbreaking in many aspects but the most startling feature of all appeared gravity defying - a glass-bottomed, cantilevered swimming pool that extended a full two metres beyond the building's periphery, to hover above Flinders Lane. Dawdling pedestrians looking up and daring swimmers looking down might just catch each other's gaze, separated only by nine storeys of open air.
It's hard to believe that Adelphi, acclaimed for its innovation and contemporary aesthetic, has charmed its guests for two decades. The change of ownership in 2013 prompted significant plans to also renovate and rejuvenate its iconic pool deck.
So now, to celebrate its 25th year, we have decided to give it an upgrade!
In order to do this, the pool deck is currently closed and its beautification works are expected to be completed by the beginning of December just in time to make a splash this Summer. Due to the nature of the project, there will be occasional noise during daylight hours (7:30am to 5pm with the majority of work carried out on weekdays).
As always, your comfort and security is at the forefront of our minds and we will take every measure to ensure your experience with us is thoroughly enjoyable.