• Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Housing

The Courtyards, Dovedale Avenue, Preston


This project develops an underused suburban site to provide 60 new affordable homes for older people with varying care needs. Homes will meet HAPPI recommendations and be fully accessible and wheelchair adaptable, with sliding doors to assist those with mobility issues and large storage areas inside for wheelchairs and scooters. The apartments will blur boundaries between private and communal space to encourage residents to take ownership of shared areas and facilitate interaction. The large central courtyard will be an active focal point and feature raised planting beds to encourage gardening.

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Project Details:

Putting each principle of the HAPPI report into practice to provide 60 independent living homes for affordable rent and communal facilities for people over the age of 55 with varying care needs.

Client: Community Gateway Association

Construction Value: £9m

Completion: 2021

Location: Preston

Image: Tom Biddle