A simple, rational diagram was the key to the success of this scheme. Three connected brick pavilion blocks accommodate both the Extra Care apartments and the communal spaces which are arranged around two south facing courtyard gardens.
The scheme forms one side of a new mews space which also serves an existing maisonette block for general needs accommodation. This approach unifies the site which used to contain garaging, drying yards and storage spaces owned by the local authority. The result is a much improved and cohesive landscaped space that will encourage intergenerational living.
Fantastic penthouse apartments, a shared roof terrace, a large proportion of deck access and true dual aspect apartments create a wonderful setting for urban living.
PRP Planning were appointed directly by Lewisham Borough Council to secure planning permission for an exemplary Extra Care Scheme (51 apartments) on a disused drying yards and garages site. The project successfully dealt with a potentially difficult relationship with adjacent properties by creating a new vibrant multi-generational shared space between the new Extra Care building and the existing block. Through a considered consultation strategy and a robust understanding of the policy issues to address, planning permission was granted under delegated powers.