Santhem Residences


Created by Savista Developments, Santhem Residences is a purpose-built premium retirement village in Shenfield, Essex.

Due to open in early 2022, the exclusive retirement village features 55, one and two-bedroom luxury apartments.

Equipped with a wealth of 5-star services and facilities, the village includes a café, restaurant and bar, a state-of-the-art cinema and a gym with a range of classes tailored to over 65’s.

Santhem Residences

As Savista Development’s first project in the retirement living market, Santhem Residences were looking to create a couple of show apartments in their ‘Information Suite’, helping potential homeowners to get a feel for the properties that will be available.

Using their extensive experience working within the care home sector, Innova were on hand to ensure this objective was completed.

Sourcing and installing a range of bespoke beds, cabinets, tables and chairs, Innova helped Santhem Residences furnish two show apartments to represent how the village combines state-of-the-art in-apartment technology, with a warm and family-friendly environment.

The Challenge

Savista Developments are an award-winning construction company and property developer, specialising in later living care homes and retirement communities, as well as standard residential apartment projects.

With a passion for delivering luxurious and innovative environments with first-class service, Savista are meticulous in everything they do.

As specialists in design and build, they thoughtfully plan the sites they acquire to ensure longevity in both construction and technology, adding value from the outset.

Making the bold move into the assisted living sector, they created a new brand called Santhem Residences.

Santhem Residences

Their goal for the brand was to create an environment that embraced individuality, with every apartment, lounge and garden designed around their residents’ likes, needs and characteristics.

Ahead of the village’s launch for 2022, Santhem wanted to have a ‘Information Suite’, featuring a number of show apartments that would allow potential homeowners to come and visit the facilities and experience what they have to offer.

In order for these show apartments to reflect the high-end facilities available, they needed furnishing with different types of loose furniture.

Having worked with a wide variety of care homes and care home groups, Innova were able to offer their services, providing bespoke furniture that would match the luxury feel that Santhem Residences required.

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Innova’s Solution

Through a series of meetings, Innova’s Projects Team worked with Santhem Residences to design, source and supply an extensive variety of loose furniture, ensuring that every item of furniture maximised space and comfort at every turn.

Whether it was a TV cabinet, dressing table, dining chair or bed, Innova sourced and carefully designed furniture that was tailor-made, making sure each product provided a premium feel and matched the décor of the room.

Santhem ResidencesBespoke Sorrento King Size Bed

Not only was each item carefully selected to meet their residents needs, the order was also processed and delivered on time, enabling Santhem Residences to open their show apartments on schedule.

Items supplied:

  • Bespoke made Sorrento King Size bed equipped with Knitted Cover Comfort Layer Mattress.
  • Bespoke Dune Ottoman, upholstered in Skopos Bonita BN18 Laguna.
  • Bespoke Linda 2.5 seater sofa upholstered in Ashley Wild Design Nevis Ivory.
  • Bespoke 3 seater sofa fully upholstered in Ashley Wilde Nevis Ivory.
  • Bespoke armchair with wooden legs, upholstered in Skppos Bonita BN18 Laguna with Ashley Wild Lunar Ivory Piping.
  • Bespoke Rossini Low End Bed upholstered in Fabricus Collection Shetland Design Colour Pure and equipped with Knitted Cover Comfort Layer Mattress.
  • Bespoke made table with Anthracite Mountain Larch finish and brushed metal frame and legs.
  • Bespoke made dining chair upholstered in Ashley Wild Alaska Wedgewood with brushed brass plated nails and ring handle on back.
  • Bespoke made TV cabinet in Egger laminate H3406 Anthracite Mountain Larch. Handles with brushed brass.
  • Bespoke single chair upholstered in Kirkby Design.
  • Iris Square Side Table with Drawer (Weathered Oak Drawer Top and Brushed Brass Frame).
  • Federico Side Table Drawer (Weathered Oak with Brushed Brass frame).
  • Marcel Table Clear Glass top with black metal frame.
  • Brando Console Table.
  • Brushed brass stool, metal to match brass side table upholstered in Villa Nova with Kirkby Design K5000/88 FR and piping Ashley Wild Hugo Blush.

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Client Quote

“Innova were extremely professional and like a well oiled machine when they delivered our order, everything arrived on time. The quality of the furniture was to a very high standard and I would highly recommend their product.”

Laura Baigent, Interior Design Manager at Savista

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