Campaigns Later Living: Designing communities with care

FOR ALL STAGES OF LATER LIFE 

We design innovative and affordable retirement spaces that promote a strong sense of community and wellbeing. Each care home and retirement development is tailored to meet the unique needs of its residents.

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Creating accessible and joyful spaces for Later Living

 

PRP's Later Living team designs senior communities that foster well-being. Watch to learn about accessible spaces, dementia-friendly features, connection to nature, and resident engagement.  Our experts create empowering environments where intergenerational communities can thrive.

NEw Lodge: creating a ‘lifetime neighbourhood’ near york 

Discover our RIBA award-winning New Lodge scheme through the eyes of its residents and designer, Clare Cameron, Director at PRP.

With New Lodge, PRP successfully redeveloped the central area of New Earswick Garden Village, York, to create a ‘Lifetime Neighbourhood’ composed of 129 affordable extra-care apartments, a new 44-bed care home, and refurbishment of the existing Folk Hall. 

BLOG: HOW TO DESIGN GREEN SPACES FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA

Imagine a garden with clear paths, easy-to-read signs, and places to rest – this thoughtful design empowers people with dementia by making it easier for them to navigate their surroundings and enjoy the outdoors. This approach goes beyond just aesthetics, offering real therapeutic benefits. Angeli Ganoo-Fletcher explains how green spaces actively benefit people with dementia.

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Factsheet: LANDSCAPE DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR DEMENTIA CARE 

The second edition of the "Landscape Design Principles for Dementia Care" factsheet provides practical guidance for those designing outdoor spaces for older adults with cognitive and sensory impairments. Filled with industry best practices, the factsheet underscores the impact of well-designed gardens in enhancing residents' quality of life and serving as a defence against cognitive decline.

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Rowcroft Hospice: A community-focused, sustainable retirement scheme 

Explore the new development at Rowcroft Hospice in Torquay, designed by PRP. This project includes a 14-bed hospice, a 60-bed nursing home for dementia care and complex needs, 40 assisted living apartments, and 3 guest lodges. Approved in December 2022, it's a great example of a community-focused, sustainable retirement area. This development results from detailed research and design efforts, aiming to provide a top-quality living space for residents.

Oakfield: Intergenerational Living

Oakfield is a unique housing scheme which will create a truly intergenerational community in Swindon. Consisting of 239 new homes, the project has been a collaborative partnership between PRP and Metropolitan Workshop, with PRP designing a range of intergenerational dwellings across the site and advising on the creation of an inclusive masterplan, suitable for all ages.

UK’S FIRST WHOLE-LIFE, NET-ZERO CARBON RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Botanical Place, a net-zero carbon retirement community in West Byfleet, Surrey, is a flagship project by PRP and Retirement Villages Group (RVG). It is the first of its kind in the UK, offering sustainable living options for retirees alongside a vibrant public square with shops, restaurants, and a library. Botanical Place prioritises resident wellbeing with on-site amenities and services, aiming to revitalise the town centre and foster a strong sense of community.

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Pilgrim Gardens: Happi Award Winner

Pilgrim Gardens combines contemporary assisted living with a modernised dementia care home on one site. The scheme builds on an existing community and was designed to provide future-proof facilities and space for the client Pilgrim Friends’ Society. The scheme meets all of the Department of Health’s HAPPI recommendations and uses simple logical planning, careful use of materials and sophisticated detailing to create a highly attractive and calm environment for the residents.

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Climate-Conscious Design and Community WellBeing 

Clare Cameron and Simon Atkins, Directors at PRP, share their perspectives on climate-conscious design, community wellbeing, and sustainable architectural practices implemented at PRP. 

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