Committed to a healthier, happier you but no time to head to the gym? Busy, high-fliers should check out these London developments with great fitness and wellbeing facilities…
1 South Quay Plaza, Docklands
Set to be the UK’s tallest residential scheme, South Quay Plaza is the latest development by Berkeley Homes South East London. The emphasis here is on providing top of the range health, fitness and wellbeing amenities, including The Health Club at South Quay Plaza, which spans almost 9,000 sq. ft, a 20m swimming pool set in a double height space, designed by Foster + Partners as an infinity pool looking onto the Thames, a vitality pool, thermal suite with hot pool, sauna and steam room. There’s also a broad selection of gym facilities including a cardio area, cable training and free-weights section, a resistance training circuit, space for flexibility and core training plus a studio.
Prices from £599,950, on the market with JLL and Knight Frank; 020 3675 4400; southquayplaza.london
2 South Bank Tower, South Bank
The South Bank Tower is a new luxury development rising an impressive 41 storeys above the Thames, delivered by independent real estate firm CIT. Comprising 193 exceptionally appointed apartments created by leading interior designers, ranging from studios to four-bedroom apartments, plus two spectacular penthouses, each residence maximises those views with floor-to-ceiling glazing. Healthy living facilities include a 20-metre pool lit by skylights above, a sauna and steam room, state-of-the-art gymnasium and one of the capital’s largest private roof gardens. Final completions are scheduled for 2016.
Prices start at £2.45m. See southbanktower.com or call the marketing suite on 020 3267 1048
3 Lillie Square, Earls Court
Lillie Square in Earls Court boasts an impressive range of fitness facilities located within its exclusive 20,000 sq. ft. residents’ Clubhouse. The extensive health and well-being facilities include a 20-metre swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym, deluxe health spa, complete with sauna and steam room, plus studio classes and spa treatments. Personal trainers are also on hand to help residents achieve their own personal fitness goals. Lillie Square is the first chapter of the Earls Court Masterplan designed by Sir Terry Farrell. Homes will be surrounded by greenery, with over half of the development dedicated to open space designed by award-winning garden landscaper, Andy Sturgeon. First completions are due in 2016.
Prices from £799,000. See lilliesquare.com or call 020 7381 9800
4 Chelsea Island, Chelsea Harbour
Chelsea Island, launching in spring 2016, is a development of 89 apartments in Chelsea Harbour, SW10, created by residential property specialist, Hadley Property Group. The development will introduce a collection of one, two, three and four bedroom apartments with private rooftop courtyards and outdoor space. Healthy-living features include a ground-floor gym flooded with natural light and state-of-the-art fresh air intake to reduce the dependency on air conditioning, and cycle storage to give residents the option of an active journey to work. In addition, the rooftop garden is designed to give residents a calm relaxing space overlooking Chelsea Creek.
Prices from £1m for a 1 bedroom apartment, to £12m for the top-floor four-bedroom penthouse apartment. Call 020 7483 6161 or visit hadleypropertygroup.com
5 Rathbone Square, Fitzrovia
Rathbone Square, by Great Portland Estates, is a new residential-led mixed use scheme in Fitzrovia, which comprises 142 apartments due for completion in 2017. The scheme has been designed by award-winning architects, Make Architects, with health and wellbeing facilities including am 18-metre swimming pool, Sauna and steam room, Gym and Residents-only garden.
The penthouses (the only units now remaining) start from £4,475,000 for a 1,685 sq ft apartment along with a further 627 sq ft of terraces. call 0207 580 1100 or see rathbonesquare.com
6 Clarges Mayfair, Piccadilly
The new landmark development by British Land overlooks Green Park and Buckingham Palace comprising 34 premium residences prominently located on London’s Piccadilly. As well as views of two of London’s most prized assets, Clarges Mayfair has one of the best private wellness spas in London, with amenities including a 25m-swimming pool, fully equipped gymnasium and sauna and steam room.
7 50 St Edmund’s Terrace, Primrose Hill
50 St Edmund’s Terrace, located in beautiful Primrose Hill, is by independent real estate firm CIT. The development comprises 36 one to four bedroom apartments and penthouses, and a separate two bedroom townhouse, all with private balconies and terraces to enjoy views over the landscaped gardens and Primrose Hill. Residents at St Edmund’s Terrace also benefit from a 20m natural stone-lined swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym and spa.
There is a selection of two and three bedroom lateral and duplex apartments available, with prices starting at £4 million. See 50stedmundsterrace.co.uk