The 55 unit extra care scheme located in Chelmsley Wood, features self-contained one and two bed high quality apartments with private amenity space in the form of terraces and balconies. The building also features a wide range of communal facilities including café, lounge, hair salon, therapy suite and assisted bathrooms, hobby room, laundry and shop. These areas provide valuable facilities for residents as well as the potential for involving the wider community.
The scheme overlooks an area of public open space and has its own communal, landscaped grounds with south-facing terraces, courtyards, roof terrace, external activity areas and raised allotment beds.
The design creates a welcoming and engaging environment, with opportunities for social interaction balanced against the need for private and secure accommodation. The site and building layout has been designed to aid orientation and user comfort as well as to enable staff to run and manage the scheme efficiently and to meet the differing care and support needs of residents.
The design seeks to maximise natural light and ventilation and to allow for future flexibility. It also features a sustainable drainage system with the use of natural swales.