Grants Hill Court sits within a desirable residential part of Uckfield in East Sussex, a short walk from the town centre. The development comprises 65 affordable apartments and two cottages, for people who want to ‘rightsize’ for their later years. The dwellings exceed category 2 and are ‘care-ready’ to enable residents to age in place within their community.
The scheme sits between a cluster of sheltered bungalows to the north and the green of Uckfield Bowling Club to the south. The design celebrates this unique setting with the entrance and main communal room located adjacent to the bungalows, overlooking a shared garden, with a route through to the town centre. The bowling green sits nestled between mature tree-lined hedges and the new building, providing both an active outlook from the apartments and a calmness for those playing bowls.
The building form encloses two intimate courtyard gardens within the development for residents’ use; the cloister garden and the activity garden.