As part of the development of assisted care services within the Tandridge District, the scheme was developed to provide 8. self-contained fully wheelchair accessible flats within the grounds of an existing residential home for people with learning disabilities. The development wraps around the existing property, and enables independent living within close proximity of care assistance. Under utilised open space is revitalised, providing a communal sensory landscaped courtyard with a wild native garden space to the rear.
The building is designed to be subservient to the existing buildings and church, but to retain a contemporary feel. The entrance access gallery to the front of the building provides protection to all the flat entrances and a space to socialise that relates to the communal courtyard. The scheme achieves a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and incorporates photovoltaic renewable energy panels. The sustainable timber frame construction continues on the external fabric with the use of thermowood within rainscreen cladding, louvred balcony screens and vertical solar shading.