Denham Garden “Retirement” Village - Slough

Client: Anchor Trust / Inspace Ltd
DB&P's Services: Building Services Consultant Engineers

Denham Garden
Description of Works:
The original Denham Garden Retirement Village, a model of innovation in its own time, has been the subject of major redevelopment facilitated by Anchor Trust. The scheme, developed over three primary phases, provides 325 new dwellings with a mixture of bungalows, cottages and flats designed to afford a spectrum of care requirements for relatively independent residents to those requiring 24 hour care.

The principal philosophy for Denham Garden Village is to bring essential care to people's homes rather than retiring then to more conventional care facilities. In this respect the village provides a comprehensive range of health and fitness facilities including G P surgery, gymnasium, solarium and swimming pool. Community facilities include a library, public-house, village hall, a comprehensive range of shops, private and communal gardens.

The tranquil village environment is sustained by minimising vehicle access with preference given to establishing cycleways and pedestrian footpaths; subsequently the residents are encouraged to utilise the excellent transport links to London.

The development embraces the ethics of renewable and sustainable design; utilising a practicable / viable combination of "passive" building forms and "active" energy conservation measures – a key requirement of the Employer's Requirements.

Denham 2Extent of Mechanical Services:

• Incoming utilities / site infrastructure – gas and water

• LPHW heating systems

• Natural and mechanical ventilation systems

• Domestic H&C water services

• Automatic Control Systems

Extent of Electrical Services:


• Incoming utilities - electrical power / site transformer

• General lighting and emergency lighting

• Electrical small power

• Fire alarm installation

• Door entry, CCTV and security systems

• Lightning protection

• Landscape lighting.