16.08.2015

calfordseaden Handover on Dial Lane

calfordseaden Handover on Dial Lane

calfordseaden have recently completed handover for Oakley Gardens on Dial Lane. calfordseaden has been working as lead Architect on the project since 2011 for client Housing&Care 21.

We successfully assisted Housing&Care 21 with their bid to provide three Public Private Partnership (PPP) Extra Care schemes for Sandwell Council. We were appointed as Design Architects and retained by Thomas Vale Construction for the delivery of the £9 million Extra Care development as the third and final site for Sandwell Council.

Dial Lane has redeveloped a brownfield site which previously housed a nine storey high rise residential tower block. Oakley Gardens provides 81 independent living apartments and communal facilities for resident use as well as being open to the surrounding community. The apartments range from one and two bedrooms over a mix of three and four storeys, providing a variety of views and proximity to communal facilities.

These communal facilities, including a hairdressers, communal lounge and restaurant are accessible directly from the main entrance, allowing the local community to make full use of the facilities and encourage wider integration of residents into the community.

Sandwell Council commissioned three PPP Extra Care schemes, of which Oakley Gardens is the third to be completed. The Queensridge, Brandhall which opened in 2010 houses 87 apartments and Goldfield Court, West Bromwich which opened in 2012 has 93.