New senior living concept in China
First senior living community in China to receive WELL Health and Safety Rating, in recognition of its safety-first and sustainability focus.
Lendlease Corp, the real estate company behind Paya Lebar Quarter, Jem, 313@Somerset and Parkway Parade, has launched a senior living project in Qingpu, Shanghai called Ardor Gardens · Yi Pu Hui. This is an important milestone for Lendlease’s growth in China, marking the arrival of the company’s international senior living concept it honed in Australia
Located on the banks of Dianshan Lake, Ardor Gardens · Yi Pu Hui is surrounded by nature and picturesque scenery. The entire project is based on the four seasons, and covers an area of approximately 85,000 sqm. It is a low-density senior living community consisting of more than 20 buildings of four to six floors, providing more than 800 furnished apartments.
The first phase of the project, Autumn Garden, has opened with the first six buildings comprising more than 250 apartments. The remaining phases are expected to be gradually completed within a year.
The first group of residents settling into the community for Phase One include former educators, doctors, government officials, managers of state-owned enterprises and owners of small and medium-sized enterprises. One-third of the incoming residents are Chinese seniors with overseas connections, having previously lived or worked overseas, or may have children who are currently abroad, and most of them are from Shanghai.
It is the first senior living community in China to receive the WELL Health and Safety Rating (WELL HSR) certification in recognition of its safety-first and sustainability focus. With a focus on bringing a hotel-like and customised experience to life, more than 100 service staff with prior luxury hotel service experience have been trained to provide 24-hour concierge service to the residents.
Facilities and amenities in the development include themed clubhouses, handicraft rooms, a senior-friendly gym and heated swimming pool. Residents are also offered a diverse selection of courses and activities such as dance classes and wellness seminars.
The community restaurant is helmed by a five-star hotel executive chef and a professional nutritionist to create healthy and tasty meal options that meet the seniors’ dietary preferences and requirements. Ardor Gardens · Yi Pu Hui has developed an exclusive app for its residents, providing access to its comprehensive community services and facilitating interactions with fellow residents.
Shared one of the first group of seniors to move in: “Even before we retired, my wife and I had started planning ahead, having realised that not only do we want to find a place to live, but to pursue a vibrant and healthy lifestyle. Ardor Gardens · Yi Pu Hui’s concept of senior living caters to our needs. The standardised management, customer-focused ecosystem, five-star service standards and a large selection of daily activities are exactly what we value most, and we are definitely looking forward to our new life here!”