Projects Prince Charles House

Project type

Later Living & Care

What we did

Architecture, Development Consultancy


Ocean Housing Ltd


St Austell, Cornwall



Tenure mix

100% affordable rent


Winner - Mixed Use and Other Buildings Award - BREEAM Awards 2014
Winner - HAPPI Completed Award - Housing Design Awards 2013
Winner - Age Restricted Development Award - Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2012
Shortlisted - HAPPI Project Award - Housing Design Awards 2012
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Providing supported housing for older people in a compact three-storey building, Prince Charles House is the first significant demonstrator project for the Cornwall eco-town near St Austell. Achieving a BREEAM ‘outstanding’ rating, it includes green sedum roofs and enough photovoltaics to supply 70% of the building's electricity.

The site is located in the centre of a large community but, with a single access route giving it a secluded character with distant views to the sea. The exemplar project adheres to HAPPI principles and is designed in a contemporary style which uses render, timber, green walls, winter gardens and terraces to create a distinctive facade.

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