Quintain Living, the management company overseeing the rental of over 3,650 apartments in Wembley Park, is championing the significance of botanical living at its latest development, Repton Gardens.
Repton Gardens focuses on incorporating nature into the home, from the selection of colours and materials for the decor and furnishings to the abundance of plants that adorn the building.
As part of a broader initiative, Quintain Living is partnering with Ekkist, a specialist built environment wellbeing consultancy, to trial the new Healthy Homes Checklist across 1,000 apartments in Wembley Park.
This comprehensive checklist evaluates various aspects of home design to assess the health credentials of properties and identify areas for improvement in construction and design.
A study conducted in 2022 by the University of Birmingham and the Royal Horticultural Society revealed that potted plants “make a significant contribution to reducing air pollution in homes.” At Repton Gardens, this knowledge is put into practice, with indoor planting utilized to enhance air quality and promote residents’ well-being.
The central garden at Repton, which serves as the heart of the development, features lawned areas, mounded plantings for larger trees, and aims to encourage wildlife and biodiversity. To cater to residents’ enjoyment of the outdoors, the development includes two playparks and four covered outdoor kitchens equipped with BBQs and seating.
The club lounge at Repton Gardens provides direct access to the central garden, while a connecting corridor allows residents using the ten work-from-home cubicles to step outside for a breath of fresh air throughout the day. The fully equipped gym overlooks the gardens, thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows and two mirrored walls, offering a pleasant view for residents during their workouts.
The botanical living concept is not limited to communal spaces but is also integrated into individual apartments at Repton Gardens. Beyond the presence of plants, the apartments’ decor and furnishings reflect a deep respect for nature. John Lewis & Partners, in collaboration with Quintain Living, used biomethane vans for deliveries and curated a special collection of their most sustainable products, including items made from recycled materials and produced in zero carbon footprint factories.
Impressively, 56% of all furniture lines, including sofas, armchairs, mattresses, barstools, dining benches, and artworks used at Repton, are sustainable.
Danielle Bayless, Chief Operating Officer at Quintain Living, expressed her enthusiasm for botanical living, stating, “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.”