Homelands provides accommodation for adults with severe learning and physical difficulties in a domestic-style environment where residents have their own flats. The brief for this development of 10 homes, was to create a non-institutional, independent environment while still providing communal facilities and a staff base.
Construction is two-storey, load-bearing masonry supporting precast concrete floors and timber-trussed roof. The structure is built off mass concrete strip foundations and accommodates a significant slope across the site. The entire scheme is easily accessible by wheelchair users and is designed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes level 3.
Photographs: © Steve Hawkins
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