• 15 September 2020

Luxury Westminster retirement living complex launched

Waterman is delighted to have been involved in the design of “Chimes”, the latest luxury retirement living scheme recently launched by Pegasus’ (part of Lifestory) in London’s Westminster.

Comprising 67,400 ft2 spread across two six-storey buildings, in addition to 7,098 ft2 of basement, the scheme is arranged around a landscaped courtyard and colonnade to provide 38 exclusive two-bed apartments, a one-bedroom apartment and guest suite for resident’s friends and family to use. Chimes offers residents concierge services and valet parking, together with a wellness area including stretch studio, spa, and steam room, as well as treatment room facilities.

The premises benefits from a roof terrace for residents to use as well as a courtyard garden room which provides an exceptional focal hub and communal space.

Waterman’s building services team provided innovative solutions to help facilitate the development’s key objective to reduce operational carbon. We drove down energy use as part of the MEP design on this prestigious scheme working alongside architect’s, Mae. Waterman’s solution incorporates the latest heat recovery air source heat pump technology providing 100% renewable energy heating and hot water solutions, delivering a truly sustainable development. In addition, high and low temperature thermal stores are used to maximise the efficiency of the system that utilises staged temperature control to optimise heat pump energy performance. Energy use is closely monitored through intelligent controls and the high efficiency LED lighting significantly reduces electrical consumption.

Peter Downing, Waterman’s Director of Building Services, said; “It’s fantastic to see these apartments of this prestigious scheme go on sale. Chimes sets a benchmark for sustainability in retirement living, offering stunning facilities to residents whilst minimising the environmental impact and setting a new standard for the sector.”

For more information about Chimes, click here.

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