The Good Life

We’re all for a bit of healthy competition, and in the Capital’s prime and super-prime residential markets, we’re seeing new developments outdoing each other on the luxury front: 24-hour concierge services at our beck and call, plush private cinemas to rival any outing to the IMAX, and fancy gyms kitted out with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. All this, of course, is No Bad Thing – who wouldn’t want the five star treatment in the comfort of their own home?

But Dr Nick Buckley, a founding partner of The Health Concierge, which was set up in 2012 with Dr Errol Richardson, believes London’s finest new builds are missing a trick, and tells us they could go even further when it comes to in-house leisure facilities: “Developers are spending tens, if not hundreds of thousands of pounds to offer residents beautiful and well-equipped wellness spaces. However, as many residents are members of the world’s most exclusive gyms, these services often fail to meet their expectations.”

Fitzroy Place Residents Facilities Gym Interior design: Johnson Naylor

In response, The Health Concierge have teamed up with Qube Leasehold Property Management, who provide wellness services at two of Marylebone’s smartest developments, The Chilterns and Fitzroy Place, and now offer truly bespoke fitness and wellness programmes for those lucky residents. Think one-to-one personal training, yoga and Pilates classes; healthy meals delivered to your door; massage therapy; and even appointments with partnered medical and complementary specialists in and around the Harley Street area. With the aim to become London’s go-to provider for luxury residential wellness services, it’s not just Marylebone’s select few who’ll benefit in 2016 and beyond. Has there ever been a better excuse to stay in?

Main image: the entrance hall at The Chilterns