Bentley Grange

On a steeply sloping site with long distance views to Herstmonceux Castle, Saxon Weald are providing 18 x 1 bedroom and 27 x 2 bedroom Extra Care flats for elderly people. Of these, 10 are shared equity and the remainder are for affordable rent.

The scheme also includes a small day centre, which has been integrated into the communal areas allowing all the spaces to be opened up to create a large communal space for shared events.

At the centre of the site, between the entrances to both buildings, a landscaped court provides wheelchair accessible access to both, and the majority of the flats have balconies to take advantage of the scenic views.

A dramatic double-height space welcomes residents to the Extra Care building, with views through the lounges to landscaped gardens at the rear and a south-west facing terrace at the front, onto which opens the café and dining room. The smaller building provides an additional 10 self-contained flats as Supported Housing.

The angled plan of both buildings provides enclosure to the entrance court and gives interest to the buildings as visitors approach.