Lendlease welcomes residents to its first senior living community after 25 years in China

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The country’s largest retirement operator has welcomed residents into its first seniors living development in China.

Lendlease’s Ardor Gardens in Qingpu, Shanghai, is the first senior living community in China to receive WELL Health and Safety Rating (WELL HSR), in recognition of its safety-first and sustainability focus.

“The opening of Ardor Gardens · Yi Pu Hui is an important milestone for Lendlease’s growth in China, marking the official arrival of our international senior living concept. With our deep expertise and experience from Australia, we hope to serve Chinese seniors who are looking forward to a high-quality senior lifestyle. We will continue to deepen our placemaking expertise in the Chinese market and create value through communities that thrive,” said Justin Gabbani, CEO Asia, Lendlease.

Ardor Gardens, first announced in April 2018, is on the banks of Dianshan Lake. More than 250 furnished apartments in six buildings have been delivered in Phase One. Eventually, it will be a low-density senior living community of more than 20 buildings of four to six floors, providing more than 800 furnished apartments.

It features an “intelligent ecosystem” – an app for Ardor Gardens residents provides many functions, such as activity registration, service reservation, health management.

The app can also help the seniors interact and share their experience with other residents in the community. In addition, there are artificial intelligence robots that can deliver meals to apartments during the day, an intelligent security system consisting of multifunctional key card door locks, video intercoms and anti-theft alarms, a digital bracelet that monitors health metrics such as blood pressure, ECG data 24/7 and a full touch screen landline phone with Wi-Fi.

Lendlease said in 2018 that it planned to win another four to five seniors’ living projects in China.