Newbury later living scheme completes
14 October 2022
Really pleased to report that our ‘later living’ project in Newbury has reached completion. This is one of a series of ‘later living’ projects that we have in the pipeline and the first that we have completed for Eden Retirement Living. The Bartholomew Street scheme houses sixty apartments designed for independent ‘later living’ together with communal facilities, concierge services, guest accommodation, retail units and car parking.
The 5,693m² building is designed as a series of 3 and 4-storey blocks arranged in a C shape and centred around a split-level landscaped courtyard. Overlooking the main garden is the residents’ lounge, arts and crafts studio, and fitness suite. On the upper courtyard level, raised planters are used to define communal garden areas and private patio spaces.
A simple material palette of red brick and bronze is enriched by a variety of textures and details including brick frames, smooth light bronze panels and recessed balconies. Inspiration has been drawn from the neighbouring 19th Century Georgian buildings and courtyard spaces to design a contemporary scheme that responds sensitively to the local context and provides an attractive backdrop for the Grade I listed St Nicholas Church.