Belmont House consists of 8 fully wheelchair accessible supported living flats and was the second development linked to the closing of the Orchard Hill Hospital Site in Carshalton and developed alongside Ashcombe Court. The existing building on the site provided registered care for people with learning disabilities and was positioned to the front of the site making access difficult due to a major level difference running from front to back. We re-positioned the new building to follow the surrounding building lines thus releasing the front of the site and allowing a comprehensive hard landscaping scheme to allow level access into the building.
Each flat was given its own identify through the manipulation of the overall mass into definable 2 storey elements and the use of timber cladding, brickwork, white render and colour render. Although a contemporary style is used the mass, form and pallet of materials used compliments the surrounding streetscape and does not make the building standout as institutional. Due to the location of the building on site and dense surrounding trees, carbon reduction targets required by Sutton Council were achieved using a biomass boiler and a highly insulated external skin.