"They wanted a property situated in an open space"
It is believed that Mukesh Ambani and his family will divide their time between London and Mumbai.
The family are reportedly set to make the 300-acre Stoke Park, in Buckinghamshire, their primary residence in the UK.
This comes after Ambani purchased the luxury country club for £57 million.
A source told Mid-Day that the Stoke Park property has 49 bedrooms and even a state-of-the-art medical facility.
It was reported that spending much of the Covid-19 pandemic at Antilia made the family feel the need for a second home.
The source claimed: “They wanted a property situated in an open space and not a vertical building like the one in Mumbai.”
Following the purchase of Stoke Park, it was revealed that it would close for two years, indicating that it would become the family’s private residence.
The Ambanis also reportedly spent Diwali at the property before returning to Mumbai.
The source continued: “The family is celebrating their first Diwali at their new residence, after which they will return to Mumbai.
“They are likely to go back to the UK mansion next April.”
On the reported medical facility, it is believed that Reliance’s Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and its CEO were sent to the property towards the end of August 2021.
A doctor, who is part of the team, said:
“Unlike India, where private hospitals are favoured, the United Kingdom is largely a public-funded healthcare system under the National Health Services.
“Therefore, it was decided to have a medical centre, which is like a mini-hospital, inside the premises.”
Another source claimed that a British doctor was hired to look after standard operating procedures and other health-related protocols.
The source said: “The doctor is an anaesthetist and has vast experience in paediatric intensive care and major trauma as well.
“Since she has been working in the UK for a long time, she will be helpful in streamlining medical protocols as per the local rules and regulations.
“A chief physiotherapist has also been hired.”
It is also rumoured that the Ambani family are close to buying a hospital in the UK.
A source explained: “Since the time they bought the mansion, their team has been looking to buy a hospital there.
“There are two private hospitals that the team has zeroed in on, of which one is a boutique hospital and another is under construction.”
Stoke Park has been an iconic country club, featuring a luxury hotel and a golf course. It has also featured in the famous James Bond film, Goldfinger.