Bri­tish brands with ca­chet and state-ofthe-art leisure fa­cil­i­ties await buy­ers at Lil­lie Square, the new homes trans­form­ing Earls Court

London Evening Standard (West End Final B) - ES Homes and Property - - Homes Abroad -

WITH lux­ury prop­erty, the qual­ity of on- site leisure fa­cil­i­ties has be­come al­most as im­por­tant as the spec­i­fi­ca­tion of homes or their lo­ca­tion.

At Lil­lie Square in Earls Court, the Res­i­dents’ Club­house cov­ers an im­pres­sive 18,000sq ft over two floors. It pro­vides sports and spa op­tions, in­clud­ing a 20-me­tre swim­ming pool, a sauna and a steam room. There is also a fully equipped gym, with a sep­a­rate stu­dio space for an ar­ray of ex­er­cise classes.

Cult beauty brand ESPA will staff two ther­apy rooms of­fer­ing a range of treat­ments and host work­shops ex­plor­ing cut­ting- edge beauty and well­be­ing trends. But at Lil­lie Square, leisure is not solely about fitness and beauty.

ALL THE FAM­ILY’S HAPPY

A bright and cheer­ful chil­dren’s play­room is equipped with toys and games to keep the lit­tle ones oc­cu­pied. And for the grown-ups there is a res­i­dents’ lounge with a bar, plus a sep­a­rate din­ing room that can be hired for pri­vate par­ties. In the cir­cu­lar cinema room, you can take in a movie or catch a foot­ball match with friends.

But the unique sell­ing point of Lil­lie Square is the way it has joined forces with some of Lon­don’s best-known brands.

The wine cel­lar, where res­i­dents can store their own wine col­lec­tions, will also be stocked with a range from renowned wine mer­chant Berry Bros. & Rudd, which will run reg­u­lar tu­tored tast­ing evenings. As part of Lil­lie Square’s ex­clu­sive life­style pass, if resi- dents would like to eat at home in Lil­lie Square, food can be de­liv­ered straight from Sel­f­ridges’ mag­nif­i­cent food hall, while cel­e­brated florist Nikki Tib­bles’ Wild at Heart will run ex­clu­sive flower ar­rang­ing work­shops.

A FIVE-STAR LIFE­STYLE

Ex­tend­ing the five-star of­fer­ing be­yond Lil­lie Square, the life­style pass also in­cor­po­rates last-minute lunch book­ings at The Har­wood Arms, Lon­don’s only Miche­lin-star pub, a short walk from the de­vel­op­ment.“The Lil­lie Square Club­house is in­spired by the world’s finest five-star ho­tels,” ex­plains Mike Hood, Group De­vel­op­ment Di­rec­tor for the scheme’s joint de­vel­oper, Capco, the com­pany be­hind the ac­claimed re­ju­ve­na­tion of Covent Gar­den.

“Health and well­be­ing is an in­creas­ing pri­or­ity among busy pro­fes­sion­als, but our buy­ers’ time is lim­ited,” adds Hood.“The Club­house has been cre­ated as an ex­ten­sion to each res­i­dents’ own home, de­signed to en­sure they have ev­ery­thing they could want or need, on their doorstep.”

One of Lon­don’s largest new de­vel­op­ments, Lil­lie Square is de­signed by ar­chi­tects Paul Davis+Part­ners and in­spired in style and scale by clas­sic man­sion blocks. Even­tu­ally, more than 800 apart­ments and houses will fill the site, ar­ranged around a gar­den square de­signed by award-win­ning land­scape gar­dener Andy Stur­geon. All just a few min­utes from West Bromp­ton sta­tion and within an easy walk of the Tube at Earl’s Court.

THOUGH in­spired by pe­riod ar­chi­tec­ture, the spec­i­fi­ca­tion of Lil­lie Square’s homes is thor­oughly 21st cen­tury. Bulthaup kitchens, un­der­floor heat­ing and com­fort cool­ing come as stan­dard. The first res­i­dents moved in late last year and the first phase of homes is near­ing com­ple­tion. The sec­ond phase is due to com­plete in 2020, with prices start­ing from £775,000.

WEL­COME: res­i­dents will have ac­cess to Lil­lie Square Club­house cov­er­ing 18,000sq ft and set over two floors

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