How Southbank Place has taken Wellbeing for Residents to New Heights

How Southbank Place has taken Wellbeing for Residents to New Heights

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.

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.

The huge indoor swimming pool for the residents

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 proving popular with health-conscious residents who have been attending yoga and stretch classes in their droves.

Free weights, treadmills and bikes in the gym

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 hotels 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 Yoga–all averaging at a 98% attendance since the start of the year.

Mats laid out inside the fitness studio ready for use by the residents

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 360º views across the London skyline. Spanning 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 include: 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, HIIT and spin classes to Personal Training and swimming lessons.

An instructor leading a spin cycle class

Discussing the health and wellbeing facilities at Southbank Place, Richard Oakes, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Qatari 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 addresses.”

Inside the treatment room at Southbank Place

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 Body’s Founder and CEO Philippa Hardman. “There is no doubt our desire to create unprecedented wellbeing services inspires our residents to healthier, more mindful, more balanced lives, and this is consistently true at Southbank Place, which we’re delighted to work with.”

The health club reception area

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Sabi Phagura

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Sabi Phagura is a health, fitness, travel and lifestyle journalist with over 14 years experience in both print and broadcasting media. With Luxurious Magazine, Sabi has travelled the world and experienced some of the finest things that it has to offer. Sabi is one of our most eager and enthusiastic journalists regularly finding unique and exciting destinations. She always creates articles that showcase the subject in the best light via her wealth of knowledge in the luxury travel and dining sectors.

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