This Residential Care development provides Affordable Supported Housing for people with mental health and learning difficulties.
The St Giles complex replicates the character of the original building, constructed around 1911 and destroyed by fire in 2005.
The reconstructed development incorporates a mixture of 41 flats and bungalows for independent living, together with a community hall, teaching facilities and a management suite.
The existing residential facilities remained fully operational whilst the phased scheme was constructed, enabling the residents to remain in situ.
Residents, who are sometimes at risk of becoming socially isolated, contribute to life at St Giles in whatever way they are able. They are encouraged to leave their own homes and meet in the communal lounge and dining room.
Lady Kina Avebury, Vice-President and past Chair of Springboard, speaks highly of the scheme, “I came to St Giles in the eighties and it was lovely then, but it has been transformed by the work”.
- Finalist, LABC East Anglia Building Excellence Awards 2011, ‘Social Housing’