Lady Elizabeth House was a redevelopment of a very restricted backland site which now provides a total of 21 x 1-bedroom flats, and 8 x 2-bedroom flats, all with underfloor heating, in a mixture of 2 and 3-storey developments with the top-floor accommodation set within the roof space.
The client’s brief was to reflect the character of the large houses in the area and to provide a flagship building with state of the art facilities.
These include a respite care flat, a gym, spa pool, communal lounge/dining room, a bar and a central kitchen providing a restaurant service. Assisted bathing, hair & beauty and staff facilities are also all accommodated.
The flats were designed to provide full mobility and are equipped with adaptive technologies to allow residents to retain their independence whilst still being given the support that they need.
A proportion of the units are let by Housing Solutions at affordable rents.
- Finalist, Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2008, ‘Independent Living’
- Published in Reading Council’s ‘Ageing Policy 2009’ as an example of Best Practice in the Sector