We have designed supported living homes for step-down adults from intensive / high-cost residential placements into more independent living with lower levels of support on-site on behalf of Haringey Council. The site is a backland site located adjacent to the Noel Park-Conservation Area.
The proposal will provide 14 net zero carbon apartments and one office for support staff in a part one and three-storey building. The building will be positioned along an existing street, creating a new active and overlooked frontage to the street. The height of the building varies to reduce its massing and to step away from adjoining properties and gardens. It also provides an appropriate transition between the scale of the traditional housing in the Noel Park Conservation Area to the north and the post-war council blocks to the South.
The architectural approach seeks to reference the design of the traditional housing and the adjoining Council estate. The proposed elevations pick up on local architectural features and use a high-quality brick as their primary material with complementary white stone elements, angled brick piers and coloured metalwork to add visual interest.
At the heart of the proposal is a landscaped garden/courtyard is placed adjacent to neighbouring gardens. The proposed landscaping scheme responds to the needs of future residents, neighbouring boundary conditions and supports biodiversity. The hexagonal design creates a series of 'garden rooms' defined by hedges with different uses such as a Gathering Space, a Growing Garden, a Relaxation Garden and a Contemplation Garden to promote residents' well-being.