On the banks of the River Thames, Southbank Place is a popular sought out residential dwelling and is home to a state-of-the-art health club and spa, with attendance reaching new highs this year. Residents needn’t leave the property but still can focus on their physical and mental wellbeing.
Never has our health been more important since the dreaded Covid pandemic turned our lives upside down. Many of us have struggled or are struggling with our mental wellbeing since 2020, but thankfully, we are all taking our wellbeing seriously now - with developers looking to put mental health at the forefront when creating spaces.
They just need to head down to the basement beneath their homes to use the 25m heated swimming and vitality pool, a gym with a private training room equipped with Technogym machines, spa, sauna, steam and treatment rooms. The purpose-built 18,000 sq. ft facility is providing popular with health-conscious residents who have been attending yoga and stretch classes in their droves.
Southbank Place development delivered by Braeburn Estates is a joint partnership between Qatari Diar and Canary Wharf Group (CWG), who wanted to address and support residents’ health and wellbeing by offering this luxurious health club.
It joined forces with wellness consultants Educated Body to help deliver the club. As someone who frequents luxury to review, the health club facilities here are on par – if not better than five-star hotels – designed by leading luxury design house Goddard Littlefair. It’s no wonder, then, class attendance at the Club’s Yoga classes-including Flow, Ashtanga and Yin Yonda-all averaging at a 98% attendance since the start of the year.
And if you’re looking for a residential space with such facilities as well as have a spare £17 million, you may be interested in the penthouse on the market at Belvedere Gardens, one of Southbank Place’s most exclusive addresses.
Also designed by Goddard Littlefair, this is seriously a spectacular four-bedroom penthouse at the penthouse occupying the entire 10th floor and provides 360° views across the London Skyline. Spanning guest rooms 3,778sq.ft., the penthouse comprises two master bedroom suites with walk-in dressing rooms, two guest bedrooms, two kitchens, an open-plan living/dining area, two guest bathrooms, an expansive terrace and a private balcony overlooking the London eye.
The Hair and Beauty Studio is the latest addition to Southbank Place, whereby residents have access to a range of exceptional treatments, which includes: Hair styling appointments, massage, facials, luxury manicures and pedicures. I enjoyed a yoga session, followed by the use of the spa, steam, sauna and vitality pool before allowing the in-house therapist to take the tension away from my neck and shoulders with a massage.
Those looking to work out a sweat can enrol with Educated Body’s portfolio of best-in-class PTs and consultants who offer a range of group exercise classes to accompany the on-site gymnasium facilities. They can choose from power yoga, meditation, Pilates, HILT and spin classes to Personal Training and swimming lessons.
Discussing the health and wellbeing facilities at South Bank Place, Richard Oakes, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Qatar Diar, said, “Our world-class Health Club and Spa is just another element of this prime development, that’s proving popular amongst residents and prospective buyers. From the breath-taking views from our apartments and state-of-the-art facilities to the prominent central piazza, the development represents the very best of Prime Central London living at one of the Capital’s most desired address”
Brian De’ath, Managing Director of residential Sales at CWG added, “Even before the global pandemic, wellbeing was a crucial consideration for us, and so we’re pleased that the uptake of our wellness facilities has been extremely popular for residents. The experiences of Covid-19 have made mental and physical wellbeing one of the most important elements prospective buyers look for when purchasing, so it was vital for us to provide exceptional offerings on site. The work that Educated Body provides is second to none and this, combined with the spectacular interiors, creates a truly extraordinary 360degree living experience here at Southbank Place”
“At Educated Body, we feel privileged to be able to connect our passion with our purpose, “says Educated Bod’s Founder and CEO Philippa Hardman. “There is no doubt our desire to create unprecedented wellbeing services inspires our residents to healthier, more mindful, balanced lives, and this is consistently true Southbank Place, which we’re delighted to work with”
Q&A with Portia Fox
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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.