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Signature Senior Lifestyle Portfolio


Signature offers award winning luxury assisted living, nursing and dementia care in a range of locations which includes communal facilities, such as café, restaurant, private dining, pub/lounge, activity spaces, cinema, hair salon and spa bathing.

Homes are generally new build developments, or have some aspects of retained facades/buildings on redeveloped historic buildings. The design of the buildings maximises independent living through the provision of private apartments, incorporating features to ensure the ease and security of their residents. Back-of-house areas include offices, plantroom, laundry and kitchens.


MEP + Energy & Sustainability services:

  • Buildings equipped with full mechanical ventilation, heating, cooling, security, AV/IT, controls, intelligent lighting, power and drainage
  • Strategies supporting Signature in achieving net zero carbon by 2050 in a phased manner aligned with funding


 As a trusted consultant, we:

  • have worked with the Signature for over 10 years
  • provide vital input into the development prior to planning submission, followed by involvement through design, construction, and in-use
  • propose innovation, updates on legislation, and deal with queries raised by both residents and maintenance teams
  • collaborate with client and wider team to ensure continuous improvement on each project

Example challenges overcome:

  • Schemes, often in residential areas, are reverting to all-electric in a drive to reduce carbon footprint, which increases external equipment, noise production and impacts plant replacement
  • By collaborating with the architect and acoustic consultant we ensure modular plant is as discrete as possible, does not impact the expected massing and is shrouded/screened with minimal cost and visual impact
  • Cost varies across the portfolio, driven by available rental aligned with location, challenging the design to be cost effective, whilst providing a high-level resident experience
  • Examples include adapting technology, eg, circadian lighting within dementia wings and carefully considered lighting controls separately suited to each environment
  • Following COVID we reviewed MEP services on measures to further protect vulnerable residents
  • Examples include improved ventilation, UV treatment of supply air, touchless controls and increased wash stations



MEP designs and sustainability services that adapt to the changing environment, achieve lower carbon levels, are simple to operate and meet the client’s and resident’s specific needs.

“I’ve worked with Mecserve for many years as part of the same group of consultants. I find them to be collaborative, flexible with a great level of expertise. They go out of their way to understand the needs of everyone involved and are willing to work hard to find a solution. Also, they are simply great people to work with.” Sue Dee, Leisure Concepts


Various services provided by Mecserve, include: 

  • Building services engineering
  • Energy analysis & simulation
  • Sustainability benchmarking
  • Vertical transportation
  • Overseeing role for the client


  • Knight Frank Luxury Care Home Awards
  • Greenest Choice
  • Health Investors Award Finalist 2022

Contract Value: £19m-£28m

Client: Signature Senior Lifestyle

Architect: PRP Architects

Project Manager: Fed3

Structural Engineer: CSP                 

Interior Design: Leisure Concepts