Lancelot House promises residents ‘the safest, purest air possible’ – Prime Resi
Rigby & Rigby’s project Lancelot House has recently been featured by Prime Resi for the “groundbreaking” air filtration system.
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Rigby & Rigby’s Lancelot House is set to become the UK’s first residential WELL-certified building when it completes next year.
A new 17,000 square foot mansion in Knightsbridge is being kitted out with a “groundbreaking” air filtration system that promises to eradicate viruses and pollution. Lancelot House, an ultra-luxe private client project being delivered by London-based studio Rigby & Rigby, is in line to become the UK’s first residential WELL-certified building when it completes next year.
As part of this endeavour, OKTO Technologies is in the process of installing a “world-leading” air quality management system across the property’s 17 main living spaces, with DFS filtration providing “the safest, purest air possible”.
Fully-automated, AI-led tech will work out how best to achieve “ideal conditions”, with sensors determining how many people are in each room and how they are using the space, and what the conditions are like outside – in terms of temperature, humidity, vehicular pollution and pollen levels.
Using this info, the integrated, custom-built system will ventilate and clean the air, and update occupants in real time, allowing them to “see” the quality of the air they are breathing (analysing ultrafine contaminants measuring one 1000th of the width of a human hair), both inside and out.
Users will also be able to adjust the airflow rates, with pre-set modes ranging from “purge” (the fastest setting available) to “night” (one change per hour).
The sprawling property near Harrods will be the very first large-scale luxury private residence to house such a set-up; the kit will be hidden in void spaces, joinery and furniture units and run at “extremely low” noise, pressure drop and energy levels.
Philip Dowds, MD of OKTO Technologies: “UHNW clients control everything in their lives down to the finest details and so far, the one thing they have not been able to control is the air they breathe, up until now. Indoor air pollution is an issue that has come to the fore in the past year and it is time developers and housebuilders recognised the impact superior air quality has on the health and wellbeing of its occupants. Rigby & Rigby is at the cutting edge of international real estate, embracing the role of wellbeing in residential design and meeting the exacting standards of the WELL certification.”
Iain Johnson, Founder & CEO of Rigby & Rigby’s group company Allect: “There is series of criteria that we set out to achieve and a balance between filtration, purification, size on installation and acoustic properties had to be met, lucky with the expertise from OKTO they have excelled on every level whilst being extremely proactive, collaborative and a pleasure to work with – I am confident that not only have we selected a team with tremendous technical knowhow but we are working towards a common goal in providing a system which is intelligent and refined in the delivery of quality air, the measurement of this in our industry is very broad and we are able to confirm that this is the most sophisticated system we have seen and are very proud to be able to deliver this for our client!”
Launched in 2014 and overseen by the US-based IWBI, the WELL Building Standard is the world’s first building certification that focuses solely on human health and wellness. The assessment covers ten categories: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind and Community. OKTO is also delivering various tech solutions at three of the capital’s most exclusive
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