Wellness A Focus For Luxury Property Developers 31st January 2017
The concept of wellness is one that many luxury property developers have embraced in recent years, including gyms, spas and outdoor spaces in their schemes.
But now there’s a deeper understanding of what wellness means within the sector – and that’s leading to a shift in the design and construction of living spaces, particularly at the top end of the market.
This is according to CBRE, with the Telegraph reporting on research that the organisation has conducted into how wellness in all its forms can be incorporated into our living spaces. This encompasses intellectual, emotional, social, physical, spiritual, environmental and occupational wellbeing.
Lisa Holland, MD of residential at CBRE, explained that the way a building is designed, from its acoustics to the natural light it lets in, can affect our wellbeing. She added that sustainable living is becoming increasingly important for our personal wellbeing, and that developers are looking at ways to maximise a building’s sustainability.
Ms Holland added that it isn’t only the building and its facilities that has an effect, but also how a home is decorated that affects wellbeing and that it should “promote balance”.
“Calm palettes that flow throughout interconnecting rooms, coupled with subtle materials and textures are not only emotionally reassuring, but will help to encourage equal use of rooms,” she stated.
The newspaper highlighted some of the best new developments in London that have wellness in mind. They include Embassy Gardens in Nine Elms that has a luxury pool – the so-called sky pool – suspended between two towers, and Lincoln Square in Holborn, which features 17,000 sq ft of fitness and spa facilities.
Earlier this month, we highlighted some of the luxury design trends gaining traction in the capital, which included a snow cabin and rainforest shower experience.