Grace Court, Croydon

Client: Croydon Churches HA & Orbit Homes

Grace Court is a supported housing development made up of 50 flats, including 5 wheelchair adaptable units and 10 two-bedroom homes. Due to its location on the site of an existing sheltered housing accommodation that had reached the end of its design life, extensive consultation sessions were held with the existing residents to fully understand their needs and ideas for the future project.

Developed with these in mind, design proposals ensured that Grace Court would be a safe and secure environment with a clear and simple layout; utilising a hierarchy of spaces to maximise natural light into dwellings as well as external and internal communal areas, helping to foster a happy, interactive and vibrant community. The fourth floor will feature a communal roof terrace, offering an alternative external space with more immediate access for upper floor flats. In addition ground floor flats will all have private patio gardens, and the upper floor dwellings will have private balconies. The hard landscaping to communal areas and patios of wheelchair flats will be wheelchair accessible, with raised planters in the private gardens.

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