One of the first truly ‘Zero Carbon’ developments in the UK providing 11 well designed family houses that are sustainable and make use of renewable energy sources.
Nytons Nurseries / Monaveen Court
60-unit Extra Care scheme, part of a larger Masterplan of circa. 250 units, being delivered by Taylor Wimpey, on the outskirts of the small rural villages of Eastergate and Westergate in West Sussex.
Highwood for Housing & Care 21
Concept Development, Detailed Planning Drawings, Construction Drawings, Technical Support
KSA were appointed by Highwood Construction based on our history of successfully delivering cost effective Extra Care schemes across the South Coast and Midlands. We prepared the planning package for this element of the hybrid application.
An outline scheme had already been prepared for the site by another developer, however, owing to the complex design and in-efficient internal arrangement the scheme was not viable to build. Using our wealth of experience, we were able to streamline the design and simplify the build method whilst developing an architectural language that would integrate into the wider rural setting and complement the new housing development.
Planning permission was granted for the scheme in late 2017 comprising a two and three storey building of 60 Extra Care apartments that wrap around a central courtyard. The apartments will be offered as age restricted and affordable housing managed by Housing & Care 21.
After successfully gaining planning consent for the scheme, KSA were appointed by Highwood Construction to undertake the technical design package with work commencing on-site in 2019. This high-quality development was completed in early 2021 at the height of the global pandemic and will provide a safe and secure environment for future residents during these challenging times and beyond.
Spatial arrangement and attention to detail are critical to the success of any scheme, but in extra care, they play such an important part to the health and wellbeing of residents. Consideration of progressive movement through the development and the interrelationship between spaces helps to distil a sense of place, familiarity and comfort. By linking the parking, entrance, common areas and courtyard garden the scheme creates a nodal hub from which the residential accommodation radiates. Straight corridors with clear views to the outside help to reinforce the legibility and wayfinding principles of the design, ensuring ease of access throughout.