An A-Z of Intergenerational / cohousing developments

A-Z Intergenerational Marmalade Lane

During the pandemic, we have seen a growing interest in intergenerational living and other forms of locally led housing initiatives as a means to foster greater community connectedness. We are proud to be a founding member of the Intergenerational Housing Network (opens new window). And, as reported in the recent report by InCommon for Clarion Futures, Sustaining intergenerational communities at a time of crisis, Covid-19 has been a catalyst for reimagining how we facilitate intergenerational connectedness in a digital age.

On a lighter note, we have created this A to Z of intergenerational housing and community-led housing projects, such as cohousing developments, where one of the words in the scheme name begins with a letter of the alphabet.

The list of 26 projects is purely meant as a bit of light-hearted fun in these challenging times. We welcome your suggestions, especially any scheme that starts with a Z!

Click on the hyperlinks below to access further information the Housing LIN has on each of the schemes highlighted. This could be a guest blogcase study and/or scheme profile on the online directory of Department of Health funded schemes, hosted by the Housing LIN.

A = Aylesbury Estate, Southwark, London

  • Operator - Notting Hill Genesis; Southwark Council
  • Architect - HTA Design LLP; Hawkins\Brown Architects LLP; Mae Architects

B = Beveridge Mews, Tower Hamlets, London (also known as Hannibal Road Gardens)

  • Operator - Southern Housing Group
  • Architect - Peter Barber Architects

C = Chobham Manor, Olympic Park

  • Operator - Taylor Wimpey
  • Architect - PRP

D = Derwenthorpe, York

  • Operator - Joseph Rowntree Housing
  • Architect - Studio Partington Associates

E = Ebbsfleet Healthy New Town, Kent

  • Operator - Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
  • Architect - Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

F = Forgebank Cohousing, Lancaster

  • Opertator - Lancaster Cohousing
  • Architect - Eco Arc Ltd

G = Llyg Glan Y Afon, Newtown

  • Operator - Wales and West HA
  • Architect - Hughes Architects

H = Hanham Hall, Bristol (Forthcoming HLIN case study!)

  • Operator - Barratt Homes; Sovereign Housing Association
  • Architects - HTA Design

I = Intergenerational Housing Network, United for All Ages

J = Jentex Village, Kent

  • Operator - Jentex
  • Architect - RM Architects

K = The Kohab, London

L = LILAC, Leeds

  • Operator - LILAC Mutually Owned
  • Architect - White Design

M = Marmalade Lane, Cambridge

  • Operator - Cambridge K1
  • Architect - Mole architects

N = New Ground, Barnet

O = Oakfield Village, Swindon

  • Operator - Igloo
  • Architects - Metropolitan Workshop; PRP; and landscape architects LUC

P = Parkside, Matlock

  • Operator - Barncroft Homes
  • Architect - Evans Vettori Architects

Q = The Chocolate Quarter, Keynsham

  • Operator - St Monica Trust
  • Architect - KWL Architects

R = Rock Ferry, Wirral (opens new window)

  • Operator - Torus Homes
  • Architect - Pozzoni Arch

S = Spring Hill, Stroud

  • Operator - Stroud Co-housing
  • Architect - Robert Bray Associates; Archetype Architects

T = The Cockaigne Houses, Hatfield

  • Operator - The Cockaigne Housing Group
  • Architect - RM Architects

U = Manchester Urban Co-Housing, Manchester (opens new window)

  • In development

V = Woodchester Valley Retirement Village, Nailsworth

  • Operator - Woodchester Valley Retirement Village
  • Architects - Omit

W = Caring Wood, Kent (opens new window)

  • Operator - Privately owned
  • Architects - Macdonald Wright Architects

X = Longbridge Extra Care Retirement Village, Birmingham

  • Operator - The ExtraCare Charitable Trust
  • Architect - Nicol Thomas Architects

Y = Awel Y Coleg, Bala, Gwynedd (opens new window)

Extra Care Scheme with an intergenerational choir

  • Operator - Grwp Cynefin
  • Architect - Wynn Rogers Architectural Services

Z = Can you help us find an intergenerational example that starts with Z?