11-15 Bartholomew Street

PROJECTS / Housing

The Bartholomew Street scheme includes sixty apartments 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.

The scheme regenerates an underutilised site to provide additional amenities for the community and contemporary, aspirational homes for later living.’ The apartment interiors have been designed to be fully accessible for wheelchair users. Kitchen units have generous room between the units for ease of wheelchair movement and bathrooms have level access.

Location Newbury
Client Eden Retirement Living
Value £13m
Size 60 residential units for retirement living
Sector Later Living
Status Completed


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