This scheme for 22 new apartments over six stepped-back floors will provide high quality and sustainable homes for local people. AIHA focus on the provision of supported housing for people with special needs and large homes for extended families for the Orthodox Jewish Community.
The mass and appearance of the building is intended to complement the context of existing 1920-30s architecture and utilises a palette of dual toned brickwork to create strong horizontal banding with a secondary vertical hierarchy of openings. Balconies are expressed through a series of staggered, angled and projecting elements which incorporate profiled metal balustrading with perforated panels to provide a blend of openness and privacy. The ground floor plinth affords a base for the building and raises the additional shared amenity space to provide a large landscaped courtyard.