Quintain Living is working with specialist built environment wellbeing consultancy Ekkist to supply the new Healthy Homes Checklist across 1,000 of its apartments in Wembley Park.
The checklist examines every aspect of home design to measure properties’ health credentials and flag up areas for improvement in design and construction.
Repton Gardens has been designed around Quintain’s appreciation for nature, with John Lewis & Partners using biomethane vans for deliveries and curating a special collection of their most sustainable products, including items made from recycled materials and products manufactured in zero carbon footprint factories.
This focus meant that 56% of all furniture lines are sustainable including every sofa, armchair, mattress, barstool, dining bench and artwork in the apartments.
For the interior design of the scheme, from the choice of colours and materials for the décor and furnishings to the abundance of plants that fill the building aim to help bring the outside in.
“Botanical living is a concept that wins on both a personal and a planetary level. It can support residents’ physical and mental wellbeing, focusing on a more natural way to design and furnish homes.”Danielle Bayless, Chief Operating Officer, Quintain Living
Indoor planting to a large podium garden can be found for residential use at Repton Gardens, alongside a central garden featuring lawned areas with mounded planting for larger trees, to encourage wildlife and biodiversity.
There are also two playparks and four covered outdoor kitchens with BBQs and seating.
The club lounge at the scheme opens directly onto the central garden, with a connecting corridor leading to the ten work-from-home cubicles.
Residents using the fully equipped gym also have a full view of the gardens while they work out, thanks to the gym’s floor-to-ceiling windows and two mirror walls.
Living areas feature cedar plank effect Amtico floors, while bathroom floors consist of grey ceramic tiles.
Kitchen worktops are a natural oak laminate, with dark green cabinets in some apartments and a mix of green and grey in others.
All apartments feature a mix of hanging baskets and potted plants to help improve air quality and wellbeing within the home.