calfordseaden constructed mould-breaking designs for Bracknell Forest Homes, who were working in collaboration with Bracknell Forest Council, to provide a new extra care housing scheme at Wick Hill in Bracknell.

The new senior living scheme delivers 65 one and two bedroom self-contained apartments over four floors, with communal facilities including a café, kitchen, dining room, lounges, hairdressing salon, hobbies room, library and IT suite. All facilities are available for residents to use as well as the local community.

The 65 units comprises of 14 homes for sale and 51 homes for social rent.

The scheme required the design team to undertake extensive research and numerous site visits to housing professionals, experienced sheltered housing managers and occupational therapists.

The sloping development site provided the opportunity for roof terraces and a multi-level atrium to be incorporated into the design. The atrium is a significant design feature and helps create an inclusive and vibrant community through its design as an indoor street. The atrium is a place for a multitude of functions and provides space to meet, relax and engage in a safe, secure and warm environment protected from the elements.

This project was a finalist for ‘BIM Project of the Year’ in the 2013 Constructing Excellence Awards.