• ©Tim Crocker
  • ©Tim Crocker
  • ©Tim Crocker
  • ©Tim Crocker
  • ©Tim Crocker
  • ©Tim Crocker
  • ©Tim Crocker
  • ©Tim Crocker
  • ©Tim Crocker

Windmill CourtChingford, London

Circle 33 Housing Trust
Commended - Best Residential Scheme - Waltham Forest Design Awards 2017
Shortlisted - Wellbeing - New London Awards 2016
Winner - HAPPI Completed Award - Housing Design Awards 2016
Shortlisted - HAPPI Project - Housing Design Awards 2013
Shortlisted - Best Retirement Scheme - Housebuilder Awards 2013
Winner - Health & Care Unbuilt - New London Architecture Awards 2013
No of units
Tenure Mix
100% Affordable
PRP Studio

These 44 extra care apartments in the grounds of a Grade II-listed historic building meet the recommendations of the HAPPI report, enabling residents to live independently in their own home. Gloomy corridors are avoided with access to dwellings from deck access walkways. The walkways overlook shared landscaped gardens and facilitate greater interaction, while dual-aspect design ensures good ventilation and plenty of natural light.

Each dwelling in the three and four-storey building has a winter garden and generous balcony while large communal spaces including lounge, restaurant and activity room provide a vibrant social heart.

Buff and grey brickwork combination was chosen to link with nearby buildings – buff, surrounding homes and grey, its historic neighbour.