The Retreat, Royal Tunbridge Wells

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Client: Kentish Projects

Architect: Clague Architects

Main Contractor: Red Key Concepts

Completion Date: 2021

Project: The Retreat. 19 Residential Apartments

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Products: Lumi-Plugin® Downlights, Lumi-Smoke®, Lumi-Heat® and Lumi-PIR®

  • 600 Lumens
  • Low Voltage
  • Energy Rating A+
  • Fire Rated 30/60/90
  • IP65 Rating
  • Interchangeable Plugins
  • World’s Smallest Smoke Alarm
  • World’s Smallest Heat Alarm
  • Battery Back-up
  • Wireless Connectivity

The Challenge

To transform the former Retreat Hotel of Tunbridge Wells into 19 apartments. This attractive conversion is situated in a conservation area, with green space on the doorstep, and just a short walk to the train station – with good links to London.

The Solution

Each attractive apartment is architecturally designed to create bright, open-plan living spaces. Many of the large windows framing tranquil views of the green space outside are reserved for the bedrooms, making innovative lighting a priority feature.

Lumi-Plugin® lighting system has been specified for this project for its seamless integration, quick and intuitive installation process, ­that ensures time, space and costs can be saved, and effortlessly elegant, streamlined finish.

Downlights will be carefully position and expertly installed to comply with building regulations, and they will cleverly conceal the world’s smallest mains powered Smoke Alarms and Heat Alarms, and PIR Sensors to ensure clean lines and uncluttered ceilings throughout each home.