Elton House care home features 100 private apartments in a contemporary, non-institutional setting that vary from studios to one bedroom suites across four floors.
The development creates an inclusive, active and enabling community with generous personal space significantly greater than most UK care homes. Shared facilities are extensive and include a café, salon, laundry, restaurant, cinema, therapy room, bistro, library, spa bathroom, lounges, shop and landscaped gardens.
Located in a challenging site in a highly constricted urban location, all usable garden space is situated at roof level above under-croft parking, comprising an intensive green roof including tree planting, patios and decks.
The communal roof garden, contained and sheltered by the two wings of the building, comprises a concentric series of circular paths flanked by raised beds and sinuous wildflower mounds, planted in multi-stem fruit and nut trees for dappled shade and intimacy, with strong bands of evergreens and ornamental grasses for structural interest throughout the year.