Last night at the 2019 Housing Design Awards, held at The IET in London, four schemes designed to improve the senior living experience received awards out of a total of 18 across every sector of residential development.
PegasusLife's Hortsley in Seaford, East Sussex, designed by RCKa, won the best completed HAPPI scheme sponsored by the Housing LIN for demonstrating ideas for how to build smaller infill senior developments in a town centre. A short film about the winning entry can be viewed here (opens new window). And, Colby Lodge, designed by PTEa and developed in north east London by the Walthamstow and Chingford Almshouses Charity won for The Mayor of London’s award for its 20 social rented apartments slipped considerately into a suburban street.
PegasusLife also won a second Completed Award for the first phase of its Steepleton retirement community, a development that has trialled duplexes among its first 113 apartments. Learn more about Steepleton in our recent Housing LIN case study.
Another notable winner was Marmalade Lane, an intergenerational cohousing development which provides about a quarter of its 42 homes within a barrier-free apartment building where communal facilities are also located. The Housing LIN was particularly pleased to see this scheme recognised by Homes England for its Richard Feilden Award, being the country’s first example of a large intergenerational choosing development. You can find more on K1’s development in Jan Chadwick’s Housing LIN guest blog.
Details about all the winning and shortlisted schemes across all categories for this year's awards can be found here (opens new window).