Thurrock Council
Project Cost

Completed 2016


This scheme heralds the beginning of a major new programme to transform the housing offer for older residents in Thurrock. The programme will produce a range of housing choices, designed in line with the recommendations of the Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (HAPPI) report, to promote health, well-being and independent living for people with a range of different needs and aspirations.
This development comprises twenty-five light, spacious flats designed specifically to be flexible enough to meet the different needs of older residents so that they do not need to move house as their needs change thereby fostering a strong, stable community.
The building has been carefully designed to provide residents with outstanding homes with excellent daylight, natural ventilation and views. Particular consideration has been given to the importance of social interaction. A communal garden room and terrace are provided on the ground floor, whilst informal sitting areas on each of
the upper floors animate the corridors and provide opportunities for casual interaction. The building gives on to a newly landscaped garden shared with the neighbouring community.