Comelit Styles Out Door Entry For Renaissance Retirement

17 January 2020

Comelit Styles Out Door Entry For Renaissance Retirement

Comelit Door Entry has been specified as the stylish system of choice at the much anticipated, Renaissance Retirement’s new luxury independent living, Fleur-de-Lis site in Marlborough.

The development of 28 superior one and two bedroom apartments, built on the former Old Yard is the first new build site of its kind in the town for over 10 years. Designed in part by ex-England Heritage consultants, it adopts an ‘arts and crafts style’ consisting of sweeping, sprocketed roofs, Voysey dormers and large chimneys.

With Orestone Controls Limited being the preferred and specialist installer for Renaissance Retirement Limited, the complete specification for the Fleur de Lis development right through to Comelit’s bespoke door entry panels, had to work with the ambition to present an independent lifestyle in a contemporary setting, and a modern and stylish environment.

Says Paul Williams, Construction Director for Renaissance Retirement: “Fleur de Lis stands as one of our major new home launches. Not only does it look aspirational from the outside, but each apartment presents a real opportunity for those seeking to maintain a quality standard of independent living and uphold a luxury style of life.

“Throughout the project, from initial design through to specification and works completion, we have relied upon our trusted suppliers to advise on how to deliver on our vision.  From a security perspective, it was integral that each of the properties connected to emergency call systems and 24-hour response, as well as an on-site concierge who is on hand to assist owners and oversee the development’s daily operation.”

Orestone Controls worked with Renaissance Retirement right from the initial design and specification of security and fire systems on site, to installation, ensuring a fully integrated solution.

For smart door entry, Comelit’s 2-wire SimpleBus system with mini handsfree monitors were selected to operate with KMS Access Control and FAAC gate control kit, installed to control the front gates and main entrance to the site.

Richard Chadd, Orestone Controls’ Engineering Manager added: “We have worked with Renaissance Retirement Limited long enough to understand their requirements and high expectations to deliver luxury as standard.  And Fleur-de-Lis even takes this to the next level; to provide an exceptional standard of independent living. Here, we had to consider each aspect of its specification in considerable detail, to ensure an impeccable finish.  Comelit Group is globally renowned as a stylish door entry manufacturer and high specification solution.  Its ability to integrate with selected gate and access control systems ensured we can create a seamless security experience.”

At the Fleur-de-Lis development, warden and nurse call systems, operated through a specialist PA system presents residents with complete peace of mind that necessary services can be called in case of emergency.

Gareth Goodall, Comelit Business Development Manager concluded: “Renaissance Retirements’ exceptional Fleur-de-Lis development, in its provision of age-exclusive apartment living close to all the local amenities, is the ultimate choice for those desiring a peaceful and independent retirement lifestyle. To ensure success, security right from the perimeter through to apartment door entry, incorporating all community facilities, must be carefully balanced between ease of use for downsizers, integrated technology and with no compromise to quality or style. It’s something Comelit worked closely with Orestone to create a bespoke door entry solution.”

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