AHR HAS BEEN APPOINTED BY SOUTHERN HOUSING TO DESIGN AN EXTENSION TO THE EXISTING BUCKLERS VIEW, A SMALL RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT. THIS WILL PROVIDE 12 ADDITIONAL NEW HOMES AS WELL AS UPDATED ENTRANCE AREA, STAFF FACILITIES, COMMUNAL AREAS AND LANDSCAPING.
Developed in close consultation with residents, the project will deliver a general update to existing facilities, providing robust and secure access and shared facilities. The dated and cramped communal spaces will be replaced with a bright and attractive lounge, enlarged kitchen and veranda.
The proposal also includes a glazed roof which will bring light into the reception area and further into the building.
Access to the gardens will be improved and high quality landscaping provide a pleasant environment that encourages time spent outdoors. Existing mature trees are retained and additional planting incorporated to increase biodiversity, while large new planters are easily accessible to enable residents to grow flowers and vegetables.
The proposed new building varies in height between two and three storeys, in keeping with the surrounding streetscape, and includes a reconfiguration of the existing entrance which is currently not very inviting or legible from the street frontage.The development will provide much needed additional sheltered housing for the Island’s ageing population and contribute to an overall improvement to their quality of life.
Universities Centre Planning Approved