Australian builder-developer Lendlease has opened a five-star seniors’ residential development in Qingpu in Shanghai, called ‘Ardor Gardens Yi Pu Hui’, with around 250 furnished apartments in its first phase. Located on the banks of Dianshan Lake and surrounded by greenery, the 85,000 square meter, low-density development will eventually consist of some 20 buildings of between four and six storeys, providing 800 furnished apartments. Facilities include a community restaurant, themed clubhouses, handicraft rooms, a senior-friendly gym and heated swimming pool. Residents can also take courses, dance classes and wellness seminars.The company said the first group of residents include former educators, doctors, government officials, managers of state-owned enterprises and owners of small and medium-sized enterprises. A third of the incoming residents are Chinese seniors with overseas connections, having previously lived or worked overseas, or who have children living abroad.Lendlease said it was the first seniors community in China to receive a ‘Well’ health and safety rating from the International Well Building Institute, with an epidemic prevention system in operations, environmental, facility and emergency management.