Carlton Dene, Westminster City Council’s flagship extra care scheme, has received the HAPPI Award at this year's Housing Design Awards.
Two new buildings will contain 87 homes: 65 extra care for older people and 22 general needs. We are targeting an ambitious sustainability brief, seeking Passivhaus accreditation for the general needs block and the PHI low energy standard for the extra care portion.
Many of the extra care homes are “one-bed-plus”, with additional flexible space that can be used in different ways, based on residents' requirements to enable them to age in place. Shared communal balconies overlooking the generous courtyard and roof terrace spaces provide additional shared spaces outside front doors, in line with HAPPI principles.
We are absolutely delighted with the result at last night's ceremony. Congratulations as well to our client Westminster City Council, the award reflects their commitment to design quality for their older residents.