Damien Hirst To Build Mega Basement Art Store Pool

Artist Damien Hirst has received approval to build a mega basement beneath his Regent’s Park mansion, which will comprise a personal art store as well as a swimming pool.

Hirst first applied for consent to build the basement beneath the John Nash designed Grade I listed property shortly after he bought it for around £40m in 2014. However, the scheme has been held up by concerns as to what archaeological remains might exist beneath the property.

The planned mega basement will extend to around 150 feet under the garden. As well as the pool and art store there will be a lift to enable large and heavy art works to be taken into the store. The Daily Mail report says that, with double height ceilings, the basement will be one of the biggest new basements in London.

Swimming pools and expensive art works are an odd and maybe ill-suited combination. But Hirst is known for his unusual and controversial concepts. So, who knows, it could just be the start of a new mega basement trend.

Source Daily Mail
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