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Wembley Park’s Quintain Living highlights sustainable renting on World Environment Day

On World Environment Day, held today – 5th June, the United Nations Environment Programme is urging individuals to ‘make peace with land’ as part of the #GenerationRestoration campaign. This initiative focuses on restoring water sources, growing forests, and revitalising soils.

In Wembley Park, Quintain Living, the management company overseeing the rental of over 3,390 apartments, is spotlighting sustainability. Chief Operating Officer Danielle Bayless stresses the importance of renters making environmentally conscious choices. “Renters increasingly have the power to make better environmental choices about where they live. Developments such as Repton Gardens here in Wembley Park are establishing a new era of sustainable renting.”

Repton Gardens, Quintain Living’s most sustainable development to date, features 396 homes designed with sustainability at the forefront. The development focuses on reducing energy consumption through centralised ventilation systems and exposed soffits that reduce overheating and lower carbon output. Other features include automatically turning off corridor lights and south-facing balconies designed to reduce solar gain.

Greenery plays a significant role at Repton Gardens, with mounded earth in the podium garden supporting larger trees to enhance biodiversity. Indoor planting boosts air quality and well-being, and rainwater is harvested for irrigation, reducing flood impact and demand on mains water. Low flow taps, toilets, and showers further reduce water use.

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Repton Gardens. Image: Quintain Living

Repton Gardens also features an Envac system for waste management, allowing residents to sort waste and recycling easily. This system, first installed in Wembley Park in 2008, has boosted local recycling rates by 30% and reduced refuse lorry emissions by 90%.

To minimise delivery traffic, Repton Gardens includes a hotel-style delivery bay, enhancing safety and convenience for residents. This bay allows for protected movement during British weather conditions.

Repton Gardens also supports remote work with ten offices and a large meeting room, helping residents reduce their commutes. Secure cycle storage and proximity to Wembley Park underground station offer sustainable travel options, and 50% of parking spaces include electric car chargers.

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Repton Gardens. Image: Quintain Living

The work-from-home suite features locally made desks and chairs from recycled materials, and sofas with removable covers for longevity.

“Creating more sustainable rental homes doesn’t happen overnight. It takes plenty of thought, innovation and collaboration – but the result is more than worth the effort. It provides renters with the choice to stand up for the planet and be proud of how sustainable their homes and lifestyle can be,” said Bayless.

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