Housing and Later Living
We combine our commitment to sustainable buildings and communities with high-quality design that meets clients’ budgets and needs. We were finalists in the RIBA McCarthy & Stone Re-imagining Ageing competition, where our designs challenged concepts around housing for retirement and explored the possibilities for new types of communities and new places to live (see our drawings below). This lead to publication of our schemes and involvement in research into this specialist aspect of housing. We have worked with McCarthy & Stone, Redrow and Pegasus Life as well as smaller local developers, creating designs for housing, Extra Care projects, retirement villages and apartments. We continue to integrate the research and learning into work for private clients, where we work with many retirees that may be downsizing or looking to build a new home. This research also informs the design of our larger projects, where we design from the perspective of our clients who want to continue to live life to the full in contemporary well design environments. Design for later life does not need to be boring and should be light bright and well thought through so that it is a pleasure to live in.