Delivery of much needed high quality extra care housing for elderly people and disabled adults
Reardon Court Extra Care
London Borough of Enfield had a requirement to extend the supply of housing care for older people and adults with disabilities. This extra care housing development at Reardon Court represents the third special housing scheme of its kind in the Borough.
We were appointed to develop proposals in support of the Greater London Authority’s funding requirement for 91 self-contained homes, delivering a design which provides energy efficient, mechanically ventilated extra-care flats, served by a community heating system.
We needed to provide affordable design solutions which remained within London Borough of Enfield’s approved budget. This included meeting the challenge of scaling up the development from an initially planned 69 homes to 91 homes, due to funding requirements imposed by the Greater London Authority.
Externally, we needed to create a safe, attractive and stimulating environment that offers benefits for the residents and can be enjoyed by staff and visitors alike. Designs also needed to the spatial scale of the building and provide a legible and coherent structure to the site.
We maximised the density of the site and secured planning permission on an economically advantageous, high-density design. Our architectural team interpreted the London Borough of Enfield’s 2D drawings into a full 3D Revit model that allowed the cost management team to extract full exact quantities for pricing, ensuring the project was within the cost envelope at all gateways.
We designed the main courtyard to be a vibrant, multi-functional space receiving movement from its many edges. On the southern side a café terrace is proposed where residents can sit with their visitors or play chess. The main thoroughfare, framed with vegetated pergolas, leads to the sun terrace with seating and a garden feature. A winding central path weaves through a series of raised beds, some of which will be planted, and others will be offered for the residents to plant.
London Borough of Enfield
Architecture, Landscape architecture, Civil engineering, Building services engineering, Sustainability and energy, Structural engineering
Project and programme management, Cost and commercial management, Health and safety