Boughton Heath Retirement Village, Chester, England, UK

Structural design commission on environmentally conscious retirement village.

QuadConsult regularly works with Retirement Villages Group Ltd on numerous projects throughout the UK, the latest of which – Boughton Heath in Chester – was recently submitted for planning.   Retirement Villages Group are seriously preparing for Carbon Zero by 2030 and Boughton Heath has been designed to meet Fitwel standards.  QuadConsult designed all structures as CLT frames to reduce embodied carbon, and substructures have also been designed to minimize all waste and transport both to and from site.

Boughton Heath will be the first in a new generation of retirement villages planned to benefit not only its residents but the surrounding area.  Whilst providing accommodation and care for residents, the vision is for Boughton Heath to be a vibrant integrated community that supports people to stay active, healthy and sociable in later life.  The proposals, designed by RCKa Architects, offer 147 extra care apartments together with communal facilities focused around a community square and garden.  Amenities include restaurant/bar, shop/deli/café, function room, mobility hub, activity room, lounge and wellness suite.

Retirement Villages Group is the longest established provider and operator of specialist retirement communities in the UK, with on-going developments under construction or within the planning process.

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