pdp architecture llp achieved planning permission in January 2015 for 48 Extra Care Apartments. This project was designed in conjunction with an 80 bed nursing home located across the road.

The scheme comprises of 18no. One bed apartments and 30no. Two bed apartments, located over three storeys. Communal areas, a cafeteria and other ancillary facilities for residents are located on the ground floor, with a communal lounge and roof terrace located within the feature fourth floor.

The elevations are designed with a three storey rhythmic stepping central spine with a four storey feature wrapping corner. Buff facing brick bays with metal framed balconies complete with feature trellis have been spaced to create a rhythmic elevation. The elevations have been further defined with feature timber cladding and timber clad circulation cores that are strategically placed around the building. The proposed feature trellis is to allow for climbing plants to be planted either by the individual on their own balcony or at ground floor to allow for an ‘earthy’ green building in the future.