Educated Body was appointed in 2014 to work alongside Goddard Littlefair and Braeburn Estates as the operational wellbeing consultant. The consultancy phase lasted six years and saw the development through to opening and continues to operate beyond. The aim was to develop and deliver London’s leading luxury spa, fitness and wellbeing experience for residents and their guests that would “delight” when the doors opened. The expertise brought by Phillippa Hardman, CEO and Founder of Educated Body and her team of consultants, who specialise in the luxury residential health club and spa sector, have been clear from the outset. With their vision now a reality, Educated Body’s Management Team now operates the Health Club and Spa with their team of onsite wellbeing experts.
Introducing Educated Body
At the heart of the Southbank Place development is a wellness health club and spa, offering world class services exclusively for residents. Designed by Goddard Littlefair, and setting a new benchmark for luxury, this is aesthetic perfection to rival all others. Here we meet Educated Body, the wellness consultants relied upon to deliver this holistic retreat beneath the residences above.
The result of this collaborative approach is a truly tranquil experience providing everything one would expect to find in a five star hotel or luxury health club, from hair styling appointments, luxury manicures and pedicures, massage, facials, Power Yoga, meditation, Pilates, HIIT, Spin classes with five star teachers to Personal Training and swimming lessons, to a full Spa Day experience.
From the outset, the spa and wellbeing concept created by Educated Body was designed to ensure the residents would feel they have a haven to escape to within their home, that not only looked beautiful, but also operated to the very highest standards.
"When you walk into any well-run five-star space, you immediately get a sense when things are just right, and this is how I feel whenever I walk through the doors of Southbank Place"
"We have a professional and attentive wellbeing team onsite who are just as good at guiding residents to achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals as they are at knowing when to dissolve into the background and simply let residents unwind and relax. We listen carefully to residents to ensure their ever-evolving needs are met, and we constantly challenge ourselves to improve what we do." - Phillippa Hardman, Founder & CEO Educated Body
Stepping into the Health Club lobby space induces an immediate sense of calm. The buzz of central London recedes as the tranquil space takes over with its neutral colours, natural materials, ambient lighting, and soft music; the sheer elegance is both breath-taking and somehow soothing at the same time.
The treatment rooms rival those of five-star hotels. Even the linens and treatment room towels are organic. The spa provides nothing but the best which includes our two product houses Oromorovicza and Temple Spa.
Educated Body also created the bespoke and private Southbank Place Health Club and Spa App for all bookings and all Southbank Place wellbeing news. The App’s seamless technology also allows access to online nutrition services and curated digital group exercise sessions and programmes to use at home or when travelling as well as much more.
The Educated Body team delivers regular bespoke private healthy residents’ events. A recent event included supplying a selection of juices that have been designed by a functional medicine expert and 30 minutes massage sessions.
After the summer will be the De-Stress and Mindfulness Week with one-on-one reformer Pilates classes, Yoga and Meditation 30-minute sessions, and a breath workshop live and online, all available over the course of a week for our residents to try out.
The 25m pool and spa area helps to make the whole experience from entering to leaving, feel more like you are on vacation in a faraway land than in a central London home. This is a Health Club that has been carefully considered since its inception nearly 10 years ago.
Q&A with Portia Fox
The One Casson Square penthouse interior by designer Portia Fox has been revealed, a space filled with bespoke furniture and captivating art. We meet with Portia to discuss her design.
In Memory of Michael Squire 1946 – 2023
Michael Squire, the founding partner of London-based architecture practice Squire & Partners, and the architect behind much of the masterplan for Southbank Place, died on Thursday May 4, 2023. Under Michael’s direction Squire & Partner’s has become one of the UK’s most respected architecture practices, winning a significant number of design awards, and establishing a reputation for beautiful, crafted buildings in sensitive urban locations, with Southbank Place standing proudly among them.
New Year’s Eve at Southbank Place
This year’s display above the river Thames has been hailed as one of London’s greatest fireworks extravaganzas of all time.
We watched on in awe from the Penthouse in Belvedere Gardens.